GM Bankruptcy Cover Violates Due Process, Plaintiffs Say

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in proposed class actions against General Motors Co. over its infamous ignition switch defect on Tuesday argued that the automaker denied them their constitutional due process rights by hiding the defect for 10 years and then seeking cover from litigation now by invoking its bankruptcy shield.

In an objection filed in federal bankruptcy court in New York, a group of plaintiffs including Daniel Ratzlaff and Patricia Barker argued that GM facilitated its Chapter 11 process in 2009 by hiding the ignition switch defect, which it...
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