General Motors Co. (GM) to appeal for the rejection of Georgia Switch Suit Revival

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is all set to appeal for the rejection of Georgia Switch Suit, a law suit that triggered recall of over 2.59 million cars because of faulty ignition switches.


According to the appealing party, Brooke Melton’s (died in Chevy Cobalt Car Crash in 2010) parents, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) concealed critical defects in the car and even withheld important evidence before the settlement.

A revival will allow appealing party to seek information supporting the fact that GM was aware of the default prior to the recall of its cars. The lawyer representing Melton’s family, Lance Cooper, added that they can start looking for evidence from the next week itself. The family has claimed that their previous settlement was based upon incomplete false data.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) claimed that the suit is not allowed to move forward, as it was already settled after considering associated factors. Both the parties are supposed to argue over the dismissal of the case on August 9, Saturday.

Earlier, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) recalled over 29 million cars throughout this year because of potential ignition-switch problems. The recall started with Cobalt and Saturn Ion models equaling 2.59 million cars and then it expanded throughout the North America with 29 million recalls.

General Motors has hired Kenneth Feinberg to handle injury claims and the lawyer has received over 125 claims until August 8, 2014. GM has found over 13 death because of the faulty ignition switches whereas some Congress reports have claimed the number to be as high as 100.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is in huge trouble with regard to the ignition switch problem and the company is facing over 100 lawsuits related to the loss of vehicle value because of these recalls. All of these cases are combined under a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the New York Federal Court with Jesse Furman as the District Judge.


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This article has been written by Prakash Pandey and edited by Serkan Ünal.

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