GM's Recall Mea Culpa Creates Nightmare For Defense Counsel

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT) -- While they may help General Motors Co. regain consumers' trust, the beleaguered automaker's repeated public apologies for waiting so long to recall 1.6 million vehicles have the potential to cripple the company in litigation over the ignition switch defect, attorneys say.

GM has maintained a public stance of contrition since it expanded the recall on Feb. 25. GM North America President Alan Batey said that day that the company was “deeply sorry” and that its review of the ignition switch problem “was not as robust as...
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