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SCOTUS rejects GM’s ignition switch appeal

| Apr 25, 2017 | Product Liability |

The Supreme Court recently rejected General Motors Co.’s appeal seeking to block some lawsuits related to defective ignition switches in its vehicles. The justices upheld a federal appeals court ruling from last year that the company’s 2009 bankruptcy does not shield it from liability for injuries and deaths that occurred pre-bankruptcy because GM knew about the problem and kept it secret from the public for over a decade.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a crash involving a faulty ignition switch in a GM vehicle, contact one of the product liability lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports today. We are always glad to review cases against automakers for any defects causing injuries and deaths.

Source, www.chicagolawbulletin.com, Tom Krishner and Samuel Hananel, accessed 4/24/17

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