New motions filed in GM class action over ignition system

Plaintiffs’ lawyers are trying to get cases against GM transferred to the Central District of California and get expedited discovery

General Motors had a bad week last week – with its CEO Mary Barra grilled by a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives about the company’s allegedly defective ignition switch – topped off by her being made fun of in the opening skit of Saturday Night Live.

While her company’s strategy was to delay most comments until an internal company investigation is complete, a plaintiffs’ class action lawsuit is moving forward.

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