U.S. judge appoints lead counsel for GM ignition-switch cases – Rueters

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 U.S. judge appoints lead counsel for GM ignition-switch cases – Rueters

By Jessica Dye

Also serving on that committee will be Lance Cooper, lawyer for the parents of Brooke Melton, who was killed in a 2010 crash that their lawsuit said was caused by the switch. That lawsuit helped expose the switch issue, leading to the first of several switch-related recalls by GM.

Friday’s order followed a marathon hearing in federal court on Monday, in which nearly 40 lawyers appeared before Furman to seek one of 15 positions leading the litigation.

Furman has set the next status conference in the cases for Sept. 4.

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