This week, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra released the results of an independent investigation into the company’s handling of its defective ignition switch recall. She said the report revealed a “pattern of incompetence and neglect” at the auto giant, but said there was no evidence of a cover-up of the problem. On May 16, GM was fined $35 million by the federal government for its mishandling of the recall related to the defective ignition switch. Evidence indicates GM engineers knew about the potentially deadly defect as early as 2001, but did not issue a recall until February of this year. Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley told WAKA-TV8 he doesn’t believe the automaker’s top executives could have been ignorant of a problem that lingered for nearly 11 years. “We just simply do not believe that a company of this size, that the top people would not have known about something of this significance over a period of 11 years,” Beasley says. He says he fears if there was incompetence to this degree, there may be other GM vehicles on the road with other defects that are currently unknown to the public.
Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.
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