GM Deploys Bankruptcy Shield Against New Defect Suits

Law360, New York (August 4, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. sought Friday to extinguish newly filed personal injury and consumer fraud litigation surrounding allegedly defective vehicles manufactured before its stint in bankruptcy, claiming that the terms of its 2009 reorganization bar those claims.

With a pair of motions before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber, GM tried to broaden the scope of a 2009 sale order and injunction that protects so-called New GM, the entity that emerged from Chapter 11 by purchasing the assets of its prebankruptcy incarnation, from liability for vehicles manufactured by...
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