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How the Justice System Caps You

Mon, 02/23/2015

Gregory Posch, student intern Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

According to the Consumerist, General Motors’ (GM) ignition switch vehicle defect might have been detected much sooner if the justice system did not have its flaws. GM and federal regulators knew of the deadly defect before the issue was made known to the public, while the legal system helped conceal the defect for almost a decade. Families pursuing legal action against GM were brushed off because of high legal costs, or because they had settled outside of court and agreed to confidentiality.

Will General Motors be Able to Save its Brand?

Mon, 11/10/2014

Joseph Coughlin, student intern Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

General Motors, the largest automaker in the United States, will soon have to defend itself against two class action lawsuits. The lawsuits seek to represent the drivers of 27 million GM vehicles in the United States, and are believed to be the largest class action lawsuits filed against GM to date.

Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

Wed, 08/20/2014

Detroit Free Press; August 18, 2014

A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching “dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh.”

GM Expands Recall, Cites 13 Deaths

Wed, 02/26/2014

CNN Money; February 26, 2014

General Motors announced Tuesday that it is expanding a recall of compact cars due to an ignition problem, and has raised the number of deaths resulting from the problem to 13.

The recall now affects 1.37 million vehicles built between 2003 and 2007.

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