Month: September 2014

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  • September
    23 2014

    GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 21

    An attorney representing the automaker stated that the number of GM ignition switch deaths eligible to receive settlement payments stands at 21. The company has received more than 140 GM ignition switch death claims and is reviewing the remaining cases. Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney hired by GM to review the cases, stated that the company […]

  • September
    11 2014

    GM Vehicle Recalls (Almost) Done, Says CEO Barra

    At a press conference in New Delhi, India, this week, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announced that GM vehicle recalls have been “substantially completed.”  The company has issued numerous GM vehicle recalls this year, the most serious of which involved a recall of more than 7 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches. The […]

  • September
    09 2014

    NYT: Board Members Slow to React to GM Safety Recall Lawsuits

    A report from the New York Times shows that the board of directors of the “New GM” were slow to react to the events that led to a series of GM safety recall lawsuits. The company reorganized after bankruptcy proceedings and a government-sponsored bailout in 2009. A condition of the bailout was that the company […]

  • September
    03 2014

    GM SUV Recall Includes 2015 Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon Models

    The troubled automaker has issued another recall for some of its most popular vehicles. The current GM SUV recall includes the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon models. The recall is only expected to affect less than two dozen vehicles with a defective roof rail airbag system. The GM SUV recall notice warns […]

  • September
    02 2014

    Plaintiff’s Expert Finds GM Ignition Switch Flaw

    A recent report showed that the GM ignition switch flaw that spurred massive recalls and hundreds of lawsuits was not discovered by the automaker’s engineers or by a massive internal investigation. Instead, a plaintiff’s expert made the findings after examining two accident reports, The expert found that both reports highlighted the GM ignition switch flaw […]