King & Spalding, GM Accused Of Ignition Defect Cover-Up

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 7:12 PM EDT) -- General Motors LLC conspired with attorneys from King & Spalding LLP to conceal an ignition defect affecting millions of vehicles by quickly settling claims in order to avoid a recall, according to a motion to compel filed by multidistrict litigation plaintiffs in New York federal court Thursday.

GM and King & Spalding are accused of lying to judges and concealing documents during lawsuits over an ignition switch defect, with plaintiffs saying the evidence they seek falls under a crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege. (Credit: AP) The plaintiffs said post-bankruptcy “New GM” was aware as early as 2004 that the ignition switches...

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