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