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GM to Fight $1B Settlement over Faulty Ignition Switches

Plaintiffs suing General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches and other alleged vehicle defects have reached a $1 billion settlement requiring the automaker to turn over that amount of stock, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said in a court hearing …

Jury Clears GM of Liability in First Trial Over Updated Ignition Switch

A federal jury in New York on Wednesday found General Motors was not to blame for a crash of an Arizona man who alleged that his accident was caused by an updated version of the carmaker’s ignition switch that did …

GM Is Winning Ignition-Switch Defect Trials

General Motors Co.’s victory in a Houston courtroom Thursday makes the carmaker three for three in trials related to an ignition-switch defect, but its legal entanglements may stretch on for years. At least a dozen lawsuits are set for trial …

GM Does Not Have to Turn Over Privileged Ignition Switch Documents: Judge

General Motors Co. and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a Manhattan federal judge …

GM to Pay $900M to Settle Criminal Probe Into Faulty Ignitions

General Motors Co. agreed to pay $900 million and admit to misleading the government and the public about the safety of its vehicles to end a U.S. criminal investigation into its handling of defective ignition switches linked to 124 deaths. …

Many Ignition Switch Claimants Excluded from GM Compensation Fund

Ben Pillars always wondered why his wife crashed her Pontiac Grand Am in 2005, sending her into a coma from which she never recovered. Then last year, General Motors Co. recalled the car for a faulty ignition switch and Pillars …

Judge Upholds GM Liability Shield from Some Ignition Claims

General Motors Co. will not have to face dozens of lawsuits accusing it of concealing an ignition-switch defect that led to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles, a U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled on Wednesday. GM had argued it was protected …