Clear-Cut Defect Leaves GM With Nowhere To Hide

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The ignition switch problem behind the recent General Motors Co. recall appears less complicated than the source of the unintended acceleration seen in Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles several years ago, which would put GM at a comparative disadvantage in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

GM's recall of 1.6 million vehicles in February is the highest-profile car callback since recalls by Toyota in 2009 and 2010 over unintended acceleration issues. The two events have much in common: Both companies have been criticized for waiting too long...
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