GM Slams 'Forum Shopping' In Ignition Defect Class Actions

Law360, New York (April 28, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. on Friday fought back against “forum shopping” consumers trying to pull dozens of ignition switch recall lawsuits nationwide into the Central District of California, saying any consolidated litigation belongs in New York, where GM's bankruptcy court is considering whether to shut down the suits.

In a filing before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, GM said that the Southern District of New York is the "only appropriate venue" for uniting the 58 pending consumer fraud actions scattered over 25 federal district courts,...
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