Arizona’s Attorney General Sues GM for GM Ignition Switch Recall Delay

Arizona Sues General Motors Over GM Ignition Switch Recall Delays The attorney general for Arizona has filed a lawsuit against General Motors for economic losses related to the 30 million cars under the GM Ignition switch recall, including the older model GM vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Arizona’s lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, November 19th under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, says the state lost at least $3 billion selling unsafe GM vehicles. About 300,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs registered in Arizona and made by GM have fallen … [Read more...]

GM Compensation Fund for Special Victims Faces Numerous Personal Injury Claims

GM Compensation Fund for Special Victims of GM Faulty Ignition Switches Receive More Personal Injury Claims Than Expected On Monday, August 11th, General Motors reported that their GM compensation fund, set up for victims of the delayed faulty ignition switch vehicle recall, had received more claims than anticipated – a total of 135 personal injury claims, almost half of which were wrongful death claims. According to Camille Biros, spokeswoman for fund manager and attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the total number of wrongful death claims related to … [Read more...]

Unsatisfied GM Victims File Class Action Lawsuit

GM Faces Delayed Ignition Switch Defect Class Action Lawsuit General Motors, with the help of attorney Kenneth Feinberg, has created a method to compensate victims of the delayed ignition switch vehicle recall, which the company now acknowledges led to almost 60 injuries and 13 deaths. However, a number of victims who are unsatisfied with the conditions required to file for compensation have now filed a class action lawsuit against GM. On Tuesday, July 29th, GM was hit with a class action lawsuit from 658 plaintiffs who were either injured … [Read more...]

Chrysler Investigated for Faulty Ignition Switches

Concern Over Faulty Ignition Switches Spreads to Chrysler On Wednesday, June 18th, US safety regulators said that they were opening two investigations into Chrysler Group vehicles involving faulty ignition switches, a problem that came to light after millions of General Motors vehicles came under recall earlier this year. The ignition switch problems issue is suspected in 1.25 million Chrysler vehicles, but so far only one crash, and no deaths or injuries, has been linked to the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … [Read more...]

GM Faces Fines and Questions Related to Vehicle Recall Problems

General Motors Under Fire Again Due to Vehicle Recall Problems Documents filed as part of the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce were opened on Tuesday, April 1st, as part of the investigation into GM’s delayed vehicle recall. The documents revealed that GM allegedly delayed the vehicle recall because fixing the faulty ignition switch would have raised the cost of the company’s vehicles by $1. Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette cited a General Motors document from 2005 that stated the fix would have cost 57 cents. A series of … [Read more...]