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GM Pays 900 Million to Settle Criminal Charges Related to its Defective Ignition Switch

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, Uncategorized

UntitledFamilies of those killed in car accidents resulting from GM’s faulty ignition switch have been waiting to hear how General Motors will be held accountable. Now they have their answer: a $900 million penalty.

This has caused severe disappointment for some because they feel that the settlement doesn’t go far enough. They want GM execs who covered up the flaw to be charged. A technicality with corporate law makes it difficult for federal prosecutors to go after individuals.

However, individuals may still be charged, but this type of case faces higher barriers than in other areas.

Internal GM employees knew about the defect for a decade, but they didn’t speak up and prevent the loss of human life.

Faulty ignition switches in these vehicle models, in a variety of years, have been recalled.

  • Buick: Lacrose, Lucerne
  • Cadillac: CTS, Deville, DTS, SRX
  • Chevrolet: Camaro, Cobalt, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile: Alero, Intrigue
  • Pontiac: GS, Grand AM, Grand Prix, Solstice
  • Saturn: Ion, Sky

Carey Danis & Lowe Fights Corporate Cover Ups

Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating claims that specific GM vehicles contain an ignition switch defect that causes the key to change to the accessory mode while driving, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components of the vehicle.

If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a faulty GM ignition switch, you may qualify for a class action suit against the company to seek compensation on your behalf and the behalf of others.

Please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras or Casey Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or by filling in a personal injury form. We’re here to help you.

 

GM Steering Recall Class Action: Join a Class Action

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

UntitledIn February 2015, General Motors issued a power steering recall that targeted 81,000 vehicles. The electronic power steering system in these vehicles, which included the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cobalt, and Pontiac G6, unexpectedly failed, resulting in drivers experiencing great difficulty in steering the vehicles.

The vehicles that were part of the February 2015 recall are:

Chevrolet Malibu

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006 models

Chevrolet HHR

  • some non-turbocharged model vehicles from 2009 and 2010

Chevrolet Cobalt

  • some 2010 models

Saturn Aura

  • some 2008 and 2009 models

Saturn Ion

  • all 2004 – 2007 models

Pontiac G6

  • all 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009 models

According to a New York Times article on the GM power steering recall, the car manufacturer attempted to discreetly address the power steering defect.

GM didn’t make any public announcement about the power steering problem, even though they were aware of the defect. Instead, the car manufacturer notified dealers of how to fix the power steering defect, but only if car owners complained.

It wasn’t until the power steering complaints grew to such a number that GM finally made the decision to issue a power steering recall.

Could you join a class action lawsuit about the GM steering recall?

If you owned or leased one of the recalled vehicles, you may be eligible to participate in a GM lawsuit about power steering. Contact one of our class action attorneys for a free case evaluation. One of our attorneys can guide you through your legal options, and help you decide if filing a class action lawsuit is right for you.

To learn more, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. by calling 800.721.2519. You can also send an email to Tiffany M. Yiatras at tyiatras@careydanis.com.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.