Friday, March 14, 2014
GEORGIA NURSE'S DEATH CAUSED BY DEFECTIVE GM INGNITION
GM knew as early as 2001 that its ignition switches could fail during normal operation. GM knew that when the ignition failed that the driver would lose the use of power steering, anti-lock brakes, and airbags. They investigated and found a "partial fix" leaving hundreds of thousands of GM owners unknowingly vulnerable to the defective ignition and associated dangers. It then knew of and failed to act on multiple deaths caused by the failures as it denied and defended against suits alleging the defect. GM now says it made a "business decision" not to act. Read the full story here.