GM Asks NY Bankruptcy Court To Bar Ignition-Switch Claims

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. on Monday asked a New York bankruptcy judge to bar claims related to a deadly ignition switch defect by enforcing the 2009 sale order allowing the automaker to exit Chapter 11, while a California district judge put related litigation on hold pending a decision from the bankruptcy court.

GM is looking to protect itself against growing litigation related to the defect and subsequent recall that GM announced in February. Many accuse GM being aware of the problem during its its 2009 bankruptcy that...
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