Saturday, April 29, 2017

US Supreme Court denies cert in ignition switch defects case

Last year, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against General Motors' argument that it could not be liable for damages caused by ignition-switch defects because the products were made before it formed a new company following Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  For more information on the case go here and scroll down.  This decision was appealed to the Supreme Court and this week it was reported that the Court has refused to hear the appeal.  Now, the currently pending claims against GM will move forward. The claims have been estimated to be worth between $7 billion and $10 billion.

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