GM Hit With $5M Class Action Over Ignition Switch Defect

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT) -- General Motors LLC was slapped on Wednesday in Michigan federal court with a $5 million putative class action accusing it of knowing as far back as 2004 about a deadly ignition switch problem that recently resulted in recalls of 1.6 million vehicles.

The negligence and beach of implied warranty suit claims that the embattled car company, whose CEO Mary Barra said on Tuesday that she knew in December about an internal safety review of one of the models among the recalled vehicles, hid information about the...
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