More than 650 people were part of the massive lawsuit filed against General Motors, citing injuries or death caused by the faulty ignition switch, last week in Manhattan, according to the Huffington Post. The defective part caused the company to recall 15 million vehicles and set up a compensation program for those involved in collisions. However, the program did not cover all parties, such as those whose airbags deployed. The case is further complicated by General Motor’s bankruptcy filing in 2009. Claims are to be divided into two groups: those that occurred before and after 2009. The collisions occurring before 2009 are to be brought against the former GM, which is a separate legal party; General Motors is currently seeking an evaluation of those cases by a bankruptcy judge.
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