GM Recall Concessions Hardly Mollify Plaintiffs Bar

, The National Law Journal


General Motors Corp.'s hiring of noted claims attorney Kenneth Feinberg has raised the possibility that it might set up a fund to compensate victims of accidents linked to its recent recalls. But the announcement, made by CEO Mary Barra during testimony before Congress, has done little to placate the plaintiffs bar.

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  • I‘m "extremely disappointed" in virtually everything parasitic plaintiffs‘ lawyer Jere Beasley says and does, such as loudly declaring a few years back that his "independent testing" showed Taco Bell wasn‘t using real beef. Of course, Taco Bell stood its ground and the Alabama blowhard‘s extortion scheme promptly withered like so much shredded lettuce under a heap lamp (see

    But I can‘t imagine he cares any more about what I think than I and the rest of America cares about what he thinks.

    -Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association

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