GM Ignition Engineers Gagged By Orwellian Rules, Jury Told

Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT) -- As GM refrained from urgently investigating reports of failing ignition switches, engineers deep within the organization were effectively prevented from sounding alarms by a policy that forbade terms like “problem,” “bad” and “rolling sarcophagus,” a former automotive industry engineer testified in a bellwether trial Tuesday.

(Credit: AP) The company is engaged in a three-week trial over the claims of Louisiana driver Dionne Spain and passenger Lawrence Barthelemy, whose Saturn roadster spun out on an icy bridge two years ago. They walked away with few injuries. But...
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In re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation


Case Number

1:14-md-02543

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

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Jesse M. Furman

Date Filed

June 12, 2014


Case Title

Abney et al v. General Motors, LLC


Case Number

1:14-cv-05810

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Jesse M. Furman

Date Filed

July 29, 2014

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