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Motorcyclist And GM Settle Action Involving Collision With Self-Driving Car
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Oscar Willhelm Nilsson, a San Francisco motorcyclist, asserted that he was involved in a collision on Dec. 7, 2017 with a self-driving 2016 Chevrolet Bolt that was in self-driving mode. Nilsson claimed that after the Bolt switched lanes on the driver’s... Read More

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by James Cordrey

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... Read More

General Motors' Asbestos Liability Set At $625 Million
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Emerson Heffner

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... Read More

Feinberg Outlines Details For Program To Compensate GM Ignition Switch Claimants
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Maureen McGuire

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... Read More

GM, Parents Of Woman Killed In Ignition-Switch Crash Reach Settlement
Posted on 16 Mar 2015 by Maureen McGuire

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... Read More

GM Will Pay $900 Million To Settle Defective Ignition Switch Claims
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by James Cordrey

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) General Motors LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sept. 17 announced that they have reached a $900 million settlement of claims against the automaker pertaining to the company’s misleading of the government... Read More

General Motors Agrees To Pay $35 Million Penalty For Violating Safety Laws
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Christopher Bauer

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... Read More

SAAB Sues General Motors For $3 Billion, Says Interference Resulted In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 by James Cordrey

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... Read More

Toyota Sues Old GM For California Plant Damages
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Canadian Judge Clears Way For Ex-Dealers To Sue GM
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Says GM Failed To Fix Thousands Of Impalas
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Hebrew University Sues GM For People's Einstein Ad
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More