GM settles second ignition-switch lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim – Automotive News

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GM settles second ignition-switch lawsuit with parents of Georgia victim – Automotive News

By Nick Bunkley

The terms of the new settlement are confidential, the lawyers said. Attorney Ken Feinberg, whom GM hired to run its compensation fund for crash victims, “took an active role” in helping the parties reach an out-of-court agreement, the Meltons’ lawyers said in a statement.

“One of the most important issues for the Meltons was accountability,” one of the couple’s lawyers, Lance Cooper, said in a statement. “This is a company that concealed this defect for years. They wanted to hold GM accountable, and that is what refiling the lawsuit did. They are grieving parents who simply wanted the truth and for no one else to suffer a similar loss.”

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