GM Tries To Weasel Out Of Responsibility For The Harm Caused By Faulty Ignitions Switches By Hiding Behind Bankruptcy Protection
GM has since admitted the ignition switch problem caused at least 31 car crashes and 13 deaths. However because the problems with the defective ignition switches began with GM before the company went into bankruptcy protection, the current executives are arguing that the “New GM” should be exempt from law suits that should have been filed against the “Old GM”.
This argument is laughable. Despite GM being aware of the defect since 2005 they only issued recalls starting in early 2014. All together some 2,191,146 vehicles were recalled which included all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, the Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and the Saturn Ion and Sky, millions of vans, sedans and sport utility vehicles.
Such a massive recall nearly a decade after the problem was discovered is shameful. Yet once again the corporate lawyers are attempting to avoid the financial responsibility their company owes the families whose lives... ...read full post