GM moves to protect itself from some ignition lawsuits

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.

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  • funfundvierzig
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    This blunt legal move by GM Management is a disaster from the standpoint of marketing: It shouts,


    "We, the Imperial Command of General Motors, will not stand behind our cars and trucks. If you, the dumb buyer, discovers a fatality-producing defect or something that breaks down after 12,000 miles, deal with it yourself. And if you or any of your family die are get badly injured because of our defectively-designed vehicles or our gross negligence, don't expect GM to help you out. We have zero legal responsibility, after shipping to the dealer."


    22 Apr 2014, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • Budavar
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    Will GM's new SEC filings reflect that?


    Are any of the numbers GM releases in the future be subject to audit by the courts?


    Will GM disclose in a timely manner the difference between the number of units shipped to dealers + the number of units actually sold by dealers?
    22 Apr 2014, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • quinnman
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    LOL for GM's sake the answer is never to all 3 questions. This company remains a joke and a protectorate of the US government
    24 Apr 2014, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • quinnman
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    Government Motors hides behind mommy's bankruptcy apron....pathetic. How can anyone buy their cars?
    22 Apr 2014, 10:25 AM Reply Like
  • mikeRetirement
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    Smart move by the company. Instead of a lawyer deciding how much to compensate someone profiting over someones's death (and taking a huge cut), they can hire an experienced expert to decide.
    22 Apr 2014, 03:20 PM Reply Like
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