2nd Circuit Panel Revives Ignition Switch Claims Against General Motors

Mealey's (July 15, 2016, 10:58 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — People who were allegedly injured as a result of defective General Motors ignition switches in automobiles made before its 2009 bankruptcy can now sue the company, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 13 (In Re: Motors Liquidation Company, Nos. 15-2844, 15-2847 and 15-2848, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12848). (Opinion available. Document #77-160727-001Z.) The panel said that the 2009 sale of General Motors Corp.’s (Old GM) assets that shielded the company from liability violated victims’ rights to due...
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