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US: bankruptcy judge says GM committed fraud if it purposely hid the switch defect


US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber held a hearing in his New York court on whether plaintiffs seeking compensation over the lost value of their GM cars could go on with their cases. General Motors, besides the lawsuits from victims and families victims seeking compensation in relation to the mishandling of the now famous ignition switch defect, also has to face numerous ...
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Bankruptcy judge to review GM recall dispute today
GM is facing an ardent legal battle from customers who claim compensation over the lost value of their recalled cars, who had flaws hidden by GM during the 2009 bankruptcy ...
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Two of the former members of the US federal auto task force that were implicated in the overhauling of General Motors during its troubled 2009 bankruptcy disclosed they knew nothing ...
GM wants pre-2009 recall related lawsuits dropped
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Detroit Wants Initial Hearing in Bankruptcy Case on July 23rd
Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy on July 18th, wants to have its initial hearing on July 23rd. According to the Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code the majority of lawsuits ...

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