August 18, 2016

Judge Rules Against GM on Defective Ignition Switches – Allows Pursuit of Punitive Damages


A New York Federal Judge will allow the next plaintiffs to pursue punitive damages against the new GM for defective ignition switches.  According to Southern District Judge Jesse Furman, the post-bankruptcy company has an obligation to warn consumers about the old GM defect according to Virginia law.  Monday’s announcement stems from multi-district litigation over the defective switches.