High Court Refuses To Hear GM Class Action Appeal

Law360, New York (January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear General Motors Corp.'s appeal of the Arkansas Supreme Court's affirmation of class certification in a massive product liability suit over purportedly faulty parking brakes installed in about 4 million GM vehicles.

The Supreme Court denied General Motors' petition for a writ of certiorari Monday without comment, letting an order from the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas affirming a nationwide class stand.

The massive suit is the first nationwide class action to be certified for trial, said...
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