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GM Emails To King & Spalding, Others Show Cover-Up: Atty

Law360, New York (March 16, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co.'s emails with King & Spalding LLP and other outside counsel show the automaker engaged in a "massive cover-up" to hide its deadly ignition switch defect, the plaintiffs' attorney who unearthed the defect and documents said Monday.

The GM communications were unearthed in the course of discovery in a suit by Ken and Beth Melton, the parents of 29-year-old nurse Brooke Melton, who lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in a fatal crash, their attorney Lance Cooper told reporters at a press conference.

The Meltons announced last week that they had settled their suit, but the documents that...

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