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Plaintiffs and GM Battle over “Park-it-Now” Decision

The debate in the controversial General Motors vehicle recalls have shifted over to whether or not all of the near 2.6 million vehicles should be grounded until the ignition defect has been fixed. Spokespeople for GM have claimed that the cars could be driven safely if operators used keys which were not weighed down.

A federal judge is considering whether or not to rule that GM issue a “park-it-now” notice.

The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, stated that there was no evidence saying the automaker’s cars were unsafe to drive when using only the key in the ignition. Using this rationale, she claimed there was no reason to ground the recalled vehicles.

However, a Texas attorney said that he has the evidence Barra is seeking. The attorney’s client, Laura Valle, claimed that she removed all of the keys from her keychain after receiving the recall notice in March. Even when following the outlined procedure, Valle claims here Chevy Cobalt shut off on her while driving 25 miles per hour.

The General Motors scandal involves car ignition switches randomly turning off while the vehicle was still in motion. This product defect led to brake failure, air bags being disabled and power steering malfunction. It is linked to 13 deaths and multiple injuries.

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General Motors Hit with Fine for Failing to Provide Proper Recall Information

Following the recall of near 2.6 million vehicles in February 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued General Motors a list of 107 questions regarding the company’s response to the faulty ignition switches. General Motors’ failure to respond to those questions has prompted a $28,000 fine from the NHTSA, according to the New YorkContinue Reading

This is Why We Need A Civil Justice System

The decision makers at General Motors ought to be ashamed of themselves. Just as they were crawling from the shadow of bankruptcy, they reminded us of their underhanded and back-alley tactics. The result is 13 wrongful deaths, countless injuries, a bevy of questions and few answers. Take a look at this video to get someContinue Reading

GM In Trouble Again: This Time Because of Recalls

General Motors is in hot water once again, just when consumers may have been ready to move passed their shadow of bankruptcy. The American automobile company has recalled 1.6 million vehicles, due to a ignition defect, which causes the engine to stop running, with the vehicle still in motion, according to multiple reports. What’s worseContinue Reading

Ford recalling 465,000 vehicles over fuel leaks.

The New York Times (6/3, Jensen, 1.68M) reports, “About 465,000 2013 Fords are being recalled worldwide because of concern about fuel leaks, the automaker has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” The Times notes that “Ford says the Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion and police models – the Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan – areContinue Reading

Ford sued over vehicles that may accelerate unintentionally

  USA Today (3/28, O’Donnell, 1.71M) reports, “A multistate lawsuit filed Thursday says 2002-10 Ford Motor vehicles contain a ‘design defect’ in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration.” According to the article, “The lawsuit filed on behalf of Ford owners in 14 states is seeking class-action statusContinue Reading