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Hebrew University Sues GM For People's Einstein Ad

DETROIT - (AP) An Israeli university that holds rights to Albert Einstein's image is asking General Motors Co. to pay for putting the physics pioneer in a magazine ad. The Detroit automaker grafted the Nobel Prize-winning German scientist's head onto the body of a buff, shirtless man. . . . Full...

Toyota Sues Old GM For California Plant Damages

TOKYO - (AP) Toyota is suing the company handling bankrupt General Motors' assets, demanding $73 million in damages from the shuttering of a joint-venture California plant. Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman Paul Nolasco said Wednesday the lawsuit was filed Nov. 24 for research and development costs that...

General Motors' Asbestos Liability Set At $625 Million

NEW YORK -- A New York federal bankruptcy judge approved an agreement on Feb. 14 in General Motors Corp.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case that fixes the debtors' aggregate liability for asbestos personal injury claims at $625 million ( In re: Motors Liquidation Co., et al. , No. 09-50026, S.D. N...

Canadian Judge Clears Way For Ex-Dealers To Sue GM

DETROIT - (AP) A Canadian judge has ruled that more than 200 former General Motors dealers who businesses were eliminated in a 2009 restructuring can sue the company as a group. Ontario Superior Court Justice G.R. Strathy on Tuesday granted class action status to the lawsuit filed by more than 200 GM...

Lawsuit Says GM Failed To Fix Thousands Of Impalas

DETROIT - (AP) A lawsuit claims General Motors Co. treated the police better than it did average citizens when taking care of a defective part in 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impalas. The lawsuit alleges that Impalas from the two model years have defective spindle rods, which connect the suspension to the...

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation company for bankrupt General Motors Corp. on Jan. 30 reached a $23.79 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve environmental liabilities related to Superfund sites in three states ( In Re: Motors Liquidation Company f/k/a General...

SAAB Sues General Motors For $3 Billion, Says Interference Resulted In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

DETRIOT - (Mealey's) SAAB Automobiles AB and its Dutch owner, Spyker NV, on Aug. 6 sued General Motors Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking $3 billion in damages for allegations that GM took actions that "had the direct and intended" result of driving...

General Motors Agrees To Pay $35 Million Penalty For Violating Safety Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced May 16 that General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay a record $35 million civil penalty and to take part in oversight procedures as a result of the company’s...

Feinberg Outlines Details For Program To Compensate GM Ignition Switch Claimants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg on June 30 outlined the details of a program for compensating claimants alleging death or injury in accidents related to defective General Motors (GM) ignition switches. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington,...

GM, Parents Of Woman Killed In Ignition-Switch Crash Reach Settlement

MARIETTA, Ga. — (Mealey’s) An attorney for the parents of a woman who died in an auto accident linked to an ignition-switch defect said in a telephone press conference March 16 that a confidential settlement reached with General Motors LLC (GM) on March 13 could lead to a global settlement...