U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told lawyers that he strongly encourages serious consideration by plaintiffs of the GM settlement offered by claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg, the Associated Press reported on August 11.
Furman was assigned to preside over more than 100 lawsuits which have common attributes. Most of these are not personal injury claims, but lawsuits for economic damages. A bankruptcy judge is currently reviewing whether economic damages are protected by GM’s 2009 bankruptcy.
When GM finally recalled the defective cars after being aware of the problem since 2001, the number of cars affected amounted to 16.5 million. In an attempt to reform its practices, GM has appointed a new safety chief and is not hesitant to continue recalling vehicles with issues.
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