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There are headlines every day about corporate negligence as it pertains to the safety of consumers. Below are some of the more notable recent cases in our areas of expertise, including automobile defects and product defects, as well as prominent recall notices. We hope these articles will help educate you about recent concerns in the consumer market. If you believe you or a loved one has been impacted by one of the cases referenced below, or one similar, please contact us to discuss if you have a potential liability lawsuit.

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NBC – GM Chose Not to Implement a Fix for Ignition Problem

NBC – Parents ‘Boiling With Anger’ After Daughter’s Death in GM Car

NBC – Today Show – Parents of victim react to new GM documents

Fox News – GM sued over accusations of delays in faulty ignition recall

Fox News -GM expands recall to 1.6M vehicles

Channel 2 Action News – US safety agency likely probing GM recall response

Channel 2 Action News – GM apologizes after faulty ignitions to blame for more than a dozen deaths

Channel 2Action News- Father says GM recall came too late

11 Alive – Local Attorney Helps Expose GM Recall Defect

11 Alive – Georgia attorney wants General Motors investigated over recall

CBS -Family of woman who died in crash reacts to apology from General Motor’s CEOCBS -Another fatal crash may be linked to GM ignition-switch defect

CBS – GM recalls Chevy Cobalt, other vehicles a decade after finding ignition-switch defect

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USA Today – Family refiling lawsuit against GM in switch case

USA Today – GM suspends 2 switch engineers, seeks NASA safety help

USA Today – Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem

USA Today – Lawyer asks feds to force GM to explain recall timing

USA Today – GM adds four models to recall, doubles deaths to 13

USA Today – Feds Order GM to explain recall lag

USA Today – Suit alleges second ignition defect in GM recall

The Safety Record – Melton Family Charges GM with Fraud; Asks for Sanctions

The Safety Record – The GM Hearings – Our Take

The Safety Record – Why Civil Litigation Matters to Safety: GM Edition

The Safety Record – GM Folds, Where’s the Fine?

The Safety Record – Don’t Settle, NHTSA

The Safety Record – That GM Loaner May Not be Safer

CNN  Money – The 57-cent part at the center of GM’s recall crisis

CNN Money – GM hasn’t notified recall victims’ families

CNN Money – GM accused of deadly recall delay

CNN Money – GM expands recall, cites 13 deaths

Wall Street Journal – Lawyer Seeks to Reopen Suit Central to GM Ignition-Switch Recall

Wall Street Journal – GM Now Says It Detected Ignition Switch Problem Back in 2001

Wall Street Journal – Congress to Investigate GM Recall

Wall Street Journal Blog – Live Blog: GM’s Mary Barra Testifies on Capitol Hill

The New York Times- G.M. Places 2 Engineers on Leave in Inquiry

The New York Times – G.M. Secrecy on Crashes Adds to Families’ Pain

The New York Times – An Engineer’s Eureka Moment With a G.M. Flaw

The New York Times – General Motors Misled Grieving Families on a Lethal Flaw

The New York Times – As Scandal Unfolds, G.M. Calls In the Lawyers

The New York Times – 7 Years Before Recall, Crash Investigator Raised Concern Over Switched-Off G.M. Air Bags

The Washington Times – GM accused of delaying recall on cars that killed 6

Fox News – General Motors accused of deadly recall delay Fox News – Congress to launch probe into General Motors recall

WSB – TV – Daughter’s death sparked GM ignition recall; Parents suing again

CBS – Family at heart of GM recall case accuses automaker of cover-up

CBS – Another fatal crash may be linked to GM ignition-switch defect

CBS – Feds open criminal probe into General Motors over recall

Bloomberg – GM Ignition-Switch Death Suit Should Be Revived, Lawyer Says

Bloomberg – GM Recall Law Firms Beasley Allen, Cooper Join in Litigation (1)

Bloomberg – GM Takes Recall Fight to Familiar Turf: Bankruptcy Court

Bloomberg – GM Seeks Delay of Suit Pending New Bankruptcy Court Ruling

Bloomberg – GM Move to Freeze Lawsuits May Cut Customer Payouts by Billions

Bloomberg – GM Records Show Co-Workers Stymied In-House Investigator

Bloomberg – GM’s Suspended Engineers Made Fateful Calls on Faulty Cobalt

Bloomberg – GM Recall Seen Missing Cobalts With Faulty Ignition Switch (2)

Bloomberg – GM Recall Accused of Missing Cobalts With Faulty Ignition Switch

Bloomberg – GM Staff, Media Flagged Ignition Fault Long Before Recall

Bloomberg – GM Recall Doubled as Georgia Lawyer Pushed U.S. Regulators

NBC – Couple Accuses GM of Lying, Refiles Suit Over Daughter’s Crash Death

NBC – Did GM Reject Safer Ignition Switch Design in 2001 Because of Cost?

NBC – GM Changed Ignition Part Without Telling Drivers, Regulators

NBC – Document Shows GM Engineer Approved Ignition Switch Change

NBC – GM’s Silence Over 13 Names Denies Hundreds Closure

CNBC – GM hit with another lawsuit over ignition switches

AJC – Parents sue GM again in daughter’s death

AJC – GM recall doubled as Georgia lawyer pushed U.S. regulators

AJC – Marietta lawyer plays key role in GM recall

The Daily Report – Parents Ask to Rescind GM Settlement Deal

The Daily Report – GM Recall Shines Light on Lawyer

The Daily Report – Angry Families Want GM Prosecuted for Defects

The Daily Report – G.M. Airbag Manufacturer Named in New Class Action

The Daily Report –  GM Docket is Growing – Automaker faces lawsuits and regulatory scrutiny

The Daily Report – Litigation Mounting Over Alleged GM Ignition Defect

The Marietta Daily Journal – In wake of ignition recall crisis GM compassion competence must find a balance 

ABA Journal – Solo practitioner ‘single-handedly set the stage’ for massive GM recall

The Associated Press – 3 things the GM hearing exposed: Leaks, blurred lines and a media circus

Rueters – GM crash victim’s family files new lawsuit, claims company lied

Rueters – Despite hurdles, Delphi’s liability in GM recall could be tested

Rueters – Key GM crisis questions: Who approved switch revision and why recall took so long

The Fiscal Times – GM Recall: Why Didn’t NHTSA Act? Was There a Cover-up?

Insurance Journal – GM Bankruptcy Shield from Claims May Cut Payouts by Billions

Insurance Journal – Georgia Lawyer Dug Deep to Bring Case Against General Motors

Automotive News – GM engineer who led 2012 ignition switch analysis retires

Automotive News – GM records show co-workers stymied in-house safety investigator

Automotive News – GM suspends 2 engineers amid ignition-switch investigation

Automotive News – 3 things the GM hearing exposed: Leaks, blurred lines and a media circus

Automotive News – The early warnings that GM missed

Channel 2 Action News – Evidence reveals more deaths tied to GM recall

ABC Local News – Family seeks to re-open GM recall lawsuit

11Alive – Family of Ga. woman refiling lawsuit against GM

11Alive – Local attorney helps expose GM recall defect

Law 360 – GM Nemeses To Team Up To File 200 More Injury Suits

Law 360 – The Plaintiffs Atty Who Exposed GM’s Fatal Flaws

Law 360 – GM CEO Blanks On King & Spalding Atty’s Response To Docs

Lawyersandsettlements.com – Inside the GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall—LawyersandSettlements.com Speaks with Attorney Lance Cooper

Los Angeles Daily Journal – GM’s delayed recall a moral failure

Auto World News – Attorney Wants Explanation Why General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Took So Long

Wall St. Cheat Sheet – GM Puts Embattled Engineers on Leave in Light of New Findings

Wall St. Cheat Sheet – Lawsuit Says GM Recall Is 10 Years and 6 Deaths Too Late

Court Docs: GM Knew Of Cobalt Problem Before Fatal Crashes And Recall

Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem

WZZM ABC – Lawsuit: GM knew of ignition problem well before recall

Automotive News – GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says

Automotive News – GM has not recalled all defective Cobalts, 2 lawsuits say

Stateman Journal – Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem

KETK –GM accused of deadly recall delay

NLPC- Evidence Mounts that GM Delayed Recall with Deadly Results

Courier Journal – Lawyer asks fed to force GM to explain recall timing

The Seattle Times – Sen. McCaskill accuses GM chief of ‘culture of cover-up’

TireBusiness.com -GM hasn’t recalled all defective cars, lawsuits allege

TireBusiness.com – GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says

WBIR News – GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims

Pensacola News Journal – Lawsuit against GM for Cobalt ignition problem

The Legal Exmanier – NHTSA Drops the Ball

McClatchy DC – Document: GM Engineer OK’d No New Part Number in Ignition Switch Fix

McClatchy – A GM Engineer’s Testimony Could Be Key in Assessing Company’s Behavior

Marietta Daily Journal – High climbers — Father-son team to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for orphans

The Daily Report – A Father/Son High

Lance Cooper Listed As Number 5 in Top Verdicts of 2012

Top Georgia Verdicts 2012 Home to the Best

Lance and Asa Cooper Climbing High for Worthy Cause

Knee Replacement Resultant Death Claim Settled By The Cooper Firm

Jury Awards Over 500,000 inWrongful Death Case against Defendant and USAA

Another Victory for Attorney Lance Cooper in Defective Tire Case

Victory for Lance Cooper against Chrysler and Dealer

Jury Awards Paulding County Family 5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

How the Insurance Law Affects You Victim of Medical Wrongdoing?

Trial By Jury What You Should Know When Hiring An Attorney

Energy Drinks: Are Our Children At Risk?

Another Victory For Attorney Lance Cooper in Defective Tire case

Nearly $5.7M awarded for Teen’s Car Death High Court Rebuffs insurers: Aug 2012

Ga. High Court Steps Up Pressure On Insurers To Defend – Law360

Ga. High Court Steps Up Pressure on Insurers to Defend

Marietta Attorney, son climb Kilimanjaro for charity

Cobb County Jury Awards $1.1 Million Dollar Verdict for 77-Year-Old Woman’s Serious Injuries Caused by Negligent Repair of Recalled Auto

UPI – Melton Case

Big News Network – GM aware of ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims

Cars.com – Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Deadly Cobalt Problems 10 Years Ago

10 News – GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims

Greenbay Press Gazette – Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem

Fox 17 – GM Accused of Deadly Recall Delay

Advocate Capital, Inc. – Lance Cooper Still Pushing for GM Accountability

USA Today – Most GM cars with at-risk switch not recalled

Detroit Free Press- Parents of woman killed in crash want GM settlement rescinded, claim fraud

Detroit Free Press- Newly released GM records show ignition problems surfaced as early as 2001

Detroit Free Press – Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem in 2004

Detroit Free Press – GM faces tough road ahead as it navigates ignition switch recall

Detroit Free Press – GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledges engineer may have lied about ignition switch

The Detroit News – Law Firms joining forces in suits against GM over ignition switch defect

The Detroit News – Ga. woman killed in crash where GM ignition failed

The Detroit News -Feds investigating GM’s handling of ignition switch recall

The Detroit News – Parents of woman who died in Cobalt crash claim GM Concealed evidence

The Detroit News – Depositions cite warning signs in GM ignition switch recall

Market Watch – Wall Street Journal – Melton Family Commends NHTSA Probe into GM Cobalt Recall

Web Pro News – Chevy Cobalt Recall Comes 10 Years After Finding Defect

Channel 2 News – US safety agency to probe speed of GM recall

CBS News – GM recalls Chevy Cobalt, other vehicles a decade after finding ignition-switch defect

Quad 8 – General Motors expands recall for ignition problems

Fox News – General Motors expands “igniton recall,” cites 13 deaths

WPTV – GM expands recall for ignition problems, cites 13 deaths

Fox 59 – GM expands recall, cites 13 deaths

The Town Talk – GM faces tough road ahead as it navigates ignition switch recall

Courier Journal – Lawyer asks feds to force GM to explain recall timing

TireBusiness.com – GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says

Fox 6 Now – General Motors accused of deadly recall delay National Legal and Policy Center -Evidence Mounts that GM Delayed Recall with Deadly Results

NASDAQ – General Motors Accused of Late Recall – Analyst Blog

China Topix – Parents Of Car Crash Victim Files New Lawsuit Against GM, Asserts Company Lied

GM Authority – Lawyers Want General Motors Settlement Rescinded

Auto Authority – Lawyer Asks NHTSA To Question GM In Regards To Recall Timing

Automotive News – GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says

Automotive News – GM execs brace for recall fallout

Zacks – General Motors Accused of Late Recall

KCRA – GM accused of deadly recall delay

WZZM – Lawsuit: GM knew of ignition problem well before recall

Jalopnik – Court Docs: GM Knew Of Cobalt Problem Before Fatal Crashes And Recall

Jalopnik – Lawyer Claims GM Lied About Recall To Settle Lawsuit

In Auto News – GM recall crash victim’s family claims company lied

News8000 – GM accused of deadly recall delay Lawyer claims automaker knew about ignition problem since 2004

The Columbus Dispatch – Big recall poses threat to General Motors’ reputation

New York Times – Auto Regulators Dismissed Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

International Business Times – GM Recall 2014: Pictures Of The Tiny Ignition Switch Part That Could Cost General Motors Dearly 

Dallas News – How a Georgia lawyer ‘single-handedly set the stage’ for GM’s massive recall

Lawyer Herald – Lawyer files to reopen GM wrongful defect lawsuit over ignition defect

ABA Journal – Solo practitioner ‘single-handedly set the stage’ for massive GM recall

Tire Business – GM recall doubled as Ga. lawyer pushed U.S. regulators

KY- 3 – GM accused of deadly recall delay -Lawyer claims automaker knew about ignition problem since 2004

Binary Tribune – General Motors Co. share price up, recalls more than 1.5 million vehicles

The Boston Globe – GM misled grieving families on lethal car flaw

The Kansas City Star – McCaskill accuses GM chief of ‘culture of coverup’

Washington Examiner – GM expands key system recall after class action filed

The Bellingham Herald – McCaskill accuses GM chief of ‘culture of coverup’

Mail Online – ‘I am deeply sorry’: GM CEO apologizes to victims’ families and tells Congress that the faulty ignition switch cost just 57 CENTS

Mail Online – Major events in GM’s recall of 2.6M small cars

News Max – Two GM Engineers Put on Leave in Recall Scandal

Just Auto – US: GM furloughs two engineers in recall probe

The Christian Science Monitor – Should ‘new GM’ be liable for pre-bankruptcy ignition accidents?

Business Standard – GM move to freeze lawsuits may cut customer payouts by billions

In Auto News – GM ignition recall: two law firms join forces against automaker

Left Lane – Law Firms Join Forces Against GM, plan 200 new lawsuits

WSBradio – Couples suit against GM goes to Supierior Court

Money News – GM Move to Freeze Suite May Cut Customer Payouts by Billions
Legal Newsline – Stay imposed on class action against GM over key system
Claims Journal – GM Takes Recall Fight to Familiar Turf in Bankruptcy Court

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