According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, General Motors is seeking protection from all product liability claims associated with incidents that transpired before it went out of bankruptcy.
The plan was made public after the vehicle manufacturer issued an appeal to delay litigation over a class action lawsuit until a federal judge decides on the company’s product liability protection.
GM plans to file a motion in bankruptcy court that will reject product liability claims linked to the “old” company before it emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009. This means that GM’s plans to compensate victims affected by defective GM vehicles could be dropped.
Potential court rulings like this could make you ineligible to file for certain product liability claims. If you have been injured by a defective product in the Detroit area, a knowledgeable attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. may be able to help you pursue legal action. Contact us at (866) 644-6587 if you would like to discuss your legal options.