GM, Ex-UAW VP Spar Over Breach Of Duty, Kickbacks Suit

By Linda Chiem (July 23, 2021, 9:34 PM EDT) -- General Motors LLC and former United Auto Workers Vice President Joseph Ashton sparred Thursday over whether the carmaker can pursue breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent concealment claims in its New Jersey federal lawsuit alleging Ashton was a "disloyal director" who helped Fiat Chrysler undercut GM during collective bargaining negotiations. 

Ashton urged U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to slash GM's claim that he breached his fiduciary duty to GM when he served as a board member from 2014 to 2017, saying in a supplemental brief Thursday that GM's claim falls outside the two-year statute of limitations under Michigan law, the...

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