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US judge denies plaintiffs’ access to notes on GM ignition switch mishap


US District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan recently decided not to allow access to the GM notes from the lawyers of the company hired by the automaker to do a full internal investigation. Back in February, General Motors acknowledged a recall that would encompass 2.6 million older cars equipped with deadly ignition switches. So far, the defective part has been linked ...
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