U.S. details $900M GM ignition settlement – The Detroit News
By David Shepardson and Melissa Burden
Georgia attorney Lance Cooper, who represented the parents of Brooke Melton, 29, who was killed as a result of a 2010 crash in a Cobalt, said the fine is too small for the harm caused to families.
“When individuals, through their reckless conduct, cause someone to die, they go to jail,” Cooper said. “When large corporations, such as GM, through their reckless conduct cause hundreds of people to die, they simply pay a fine, write it off as a tax loss, and move on.”