GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits Consolidated, Sent to NY Federal Court

GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits Consolidated, Sent to NY Federal Court
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GM is facing lawsuits over the damaged value of cars with faulty ignition switches, and today a federal judicial panel ruled that they will be heard in Manhattan.

All of the cases will be sent to U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York according to the ruling that was made by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, a panel in charge of consolidating related lawsuits.

Customers are suing General Motors over value lost in their cars which contain faulty ignition switches. In total, over 80 lawsuits have been brought forward, though this does not include lawsuits for personal injuries or fatalities allegedly caused by the vehicles.

GM is currently looking into whether or not the claims brought against them are blocked by the terms of its bankruptcy sale, which doesn’t allow ‘new GM’ to be liable for the actions of ‘old GM.’ The panel chose New York because that is where GM’s bankruptcy claim was heard.

[Source: Auto News]

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