General Motors ignition switch criminal case dismissed by U.S. judge

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A federal judge in New York dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors in 2015 concerning the automaker’s handling of an ignition-switch problem associated with 124 deaths. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan accepted a request submitted Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, the automaker entered into a deferred […]

General Motors wins court judgement that could decrease ignition switch litigation

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General Motors on Thursday won a court judgment that could decrease the private litigation it deals with defective vehicle ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths and set off a huge recall. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan stated the plaintiffs in two bellwether cases, including crashes where air bags had deployed, […]

General Motors urges judge to throw out disputed ignition switch settlement

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Lawyers for General Motors have urged a federal bankruptcy judge in Manhattan to throw away a settlement that would need the company to pay $1 billion to vehicle owners suing over malfunctioning ignition switches. The automaker made its argument on the first day of an arranged three-day bench trial before Judge Martin Glenn of the […]

General Motors agrees to settle state ignition claims for $120 million

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General Motors has accepted to pay $120 million to deal with claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over defective ignition switches, state attorneys general and the company stated on Thursday. The largest U.S. automaker had formerly paid about $2.5 billion in charges and settlements over defective ignition switches that could trigger […]

General Motors asks Supreme Court to overturn ignition switch claims ruling

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General Motors on Tuesday asked the United States Supreme Court to reverse an appellate court’s judgement that the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy does not shield it from lawsuits over a defective ignition switch connected to 124 deaths and 275 injuries. The petition marked a desperate effort by GM to obstruct hundreds of customer lawsuits over […]

General Motors cleared in second US verdict regarding crash blamed on ignition switch

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A Texas jury stated on Thursday a General Motors ignition switch, connected to nearly 400 injuries and deaths, was not to blame for a deadly 2011 crash, according to a company declaration. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, was the 2nd in favor of General Motors this year in lawsuits regarding the now recalled ignition […]

General Motors Alleges Plaintiffs of Fabricating Evidence in Ignition Switch Case

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General Motors is calling on a judge to discard an ignition switch lawsuit after asserting the plaintiffs fabricated proof in the trial. The automaker states the plaintiffs and their legal representatives misguided the jury about the key of a car included in a fatal crash in 2011. General Motors recalled 2.6 million vehicles in 2014 […]