Lead counsel in GM ignition switch cases appointed by judge

08/18/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – A federal judge has assigned legal counsel to head litigation against General Motors over a faulty ignition switch issue. As reported by Reuters, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman, who is overseeing over 100 cases against GM, has chosen attorneys Steve Berman, Elizabeth Cabraser and Robert Hilliard as co-lead counsel in the cases.

Hilliard, who was one of the first lawyers to file suit against the auto giant after it announced a recall on millions of vehicles, is quoted in the report as stating to the news source of the litigation, “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to the bottom of the fraud and who’s responsible for a generation’s worth of losses.”

A reported 13 deaths have been linked to GM’s ignition switch defect. An investigation has been launched by U.S. safety regulators, Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice over how GM has handled related problems over the course of the last decade.

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