GM moves to protect itself from some ignition lawsuits

|By:, SA News Editor

General Motors (GM) has filed a motion in a bankruptcy court that would enforce a ban on the company being sued for claims related to incidents prior to its exit from bankruptcy in 2009.

GM's move comes as it faces dozens of lawsuits over crashes linked to the defect in ignition switches in certain models. Plaintiffs argue that GM fraudulently hid its knowledge of the defect, so it can't be be protected from liability.