GM Hit With Lawsuit Over Ignition System Problem

, The National Law Journal

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The law firm that obtained a $1.6 billion civil settlement with Toyota over sudden-acceleration defects has filed a class action against General Motors Co. over its recall of 1.6 million vehicles for ignition switch defects.

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    "While civil in nature, we believe [our lawsuit against GM] is a step toward making us rich beyond our wildest dreams," said Steve Berman.

    -Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

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