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SCOTUS rejects GM's ignition switch appeal

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.

SCOTUS rejects GM's ignition switch appeal

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.

Defective Door Latches in Ford and Lincoln Vehicles

In September 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into consumer complaints of faulty door latches in 2011-2013 model year Ford Fiesta vehicles. Owners reported problems with the doors in these cars failing to latch when closed and/or remaining open or ajar. There have also been reports of injuries caused by a rebounding door striking a person after they attempted to close it. Since last fall NHTSA has received hundreds of additional complaints related to these problems. The agency announced yesterday that it will upgrade its investigation to an "Engineering Analysis" and expanded its scope to include 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

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