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Ignition switch victims to challenge GM bankruptcy ruling

Several plaintiffs barred from suing General Motors by a bankruptcy judge’s ruling have taken the first steps to appeal the decision, which shields the automaker from complaints involving ignition switch malfunctions any time before June 1, 2009 – the day the “old GM” reorganized to become the “new GM.” According to Bloomberg, a group of plaintiffs harmed in accidents allegedly caused by GM’s dangerous ignition switch flaw filed a notice of appeal Wednesday to a federal court in Manhattan.  The victims seek to overturn an April 15 ruling by bankruptcy judge Robert Gerber, which jettisons GM’s liabilities prior to the ... Read More