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GM victim compensation fund update lists 29 eligible death claims related to defective ignition switch

October 22, 2014 - The latest report released by General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg lists 29 eligible death claims. There has been a total of 184 death claims... Read More


Latest GM victim compensation fund report lists 24 eligible death claims; 165 filed to date

October 7, 2014 - The latest report released by General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg lists 24 eligible death claims. There has been a total of 165 death claims... Read More


Judge rules discovery will proceed in GM ignition switch litigation

September 23, 2014 - U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman ruled on General Motors’ (GM) attempt to halt discovery efforts, which would have included the Melton v. General Motors case Read More


Jere Beasley responds to Ken Feinberg report of 19 eligible death claims in GM victim compensation fund

September 15, 2014 - The victim compensation fund established by General Motors (GM) to pay claims for injuries and deaths related to the automaker’s defective ignition switch began accepting claims August 1.... Read More


The discovery battle is on in the Melton case against GM for faulty ignition switch

September 3, 2014 - General Motors was ordered by the court overseeing the Melton lawsuit to produce documents related to ignition switch defect by end of September; automaker is dragging its feet on discovery... Read More


General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund received nearly 300 claims in first few weeks after opening

August 25, 2014 - The victims compensation fund established by General Motors (GM) to pay claims for injuries and deaths related to the automaker’s defective ignition switch officially opened to accept... Read More


Lance Cooper, who uncovered GM ignition switch defect, has been selected to serve on MDL executive committee

August 25, 2014 - Georgia attorney Lance Cooper, who uncovered the General Motors (GM) ignition switch defect, has been selected to serve on the executive committee for the multidistrict litigation. Read More


GM loses bid to dismiss Melton wrongful death and fraud lawsuit in Georgia state court

August 11, 2014 - On Saturday, Judge Kathryn Tanksley denied GM’s motion to dismiss the wrongful death and fraud lawsuit filed against General Motors (GM) by the Melton family in Georgia state court. The... Read More


GM estimate for victim compensation fund related to defective ignition switch works out to $22 per car

July 24, 2014 - General Motors (GM) tells shareholders its estimated cost for the victims compensation plan for ignition switch defects is $400 million; with 17.5 million affected vehicles, that’s just... Read More


Critical GM ignition switch case moved back to state court

July 21, 2014 - Despite an attempt by General Motors (GM) to move the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Melton family to the federal court system, U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash, Jr., ruled that the... Read More


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