Statement from Steve W. Berman
Statement from Steve W. Berman regarding the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order, Signed on 1/18/2018, Regarding Motion to Enforce the Settlement Agreement by and Among the Signatory Plaintiffs and the GUC Trust:
"We are of course disappointed in the result but are thankful that the Court reviewed the issue so carefully and is committed to quickly resolving late claims motions. All parties will have to assess next steps, including whether Wilmington Trust should be removed as trustee given the Court’s unequivocal findings that Wilmington Trust acted in bad faith."
— Steve W. Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman
representing plaintiffs against GM
Own a GM-branded vehicle?
Your GMC, Chevy, Cadillac, Saturn, Pontiac, Oldsmobile or Buick may be part of a massive GM recall. Fill out the form to find out your consumer rights »
Hagens Berman, a consumer-rights law firm that took a leading role in the largest automotive lawsuit in history, represents owners of GM-branded vehicles in a national class-action lawsuit seeking compensation, statutory penalties and punitive damages against GM on behalf of owners of millions of vehicles affected by safety defects and recalls.
About the defects
The lawsuit states that GM issued a series of recalls involving delays, failure to adequately notify vehicle owners and cover-ups from GM. If you own a vehicle made by one of the GM divisions listed below, fill out the form on this page to find out your consumer rights to potential compensation »
- 2008-2013 Buick Enclave
- 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
- 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
- 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS
- 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX
- 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
- 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS
- 2000-2014 Chevy Impala
- 2000-2007 Chevy Monte Carlo
- 2010-2014 Chevy Camaro
- 1997-2005 Chevy Malibu
- 2011-2013 Chevy Caprice
- 2006-2011 Chevy HHR
- 2004-2006, 2008-2009 Chevy Malibu
- 2004-2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx
- 2009-2013 Chevy Traverse
- 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt
- 2008-2013 GMC Acadia
- 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
- 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
- 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 2007-2010 Pontiac G5
- 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2008-2009 Pontiac G8
- 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook
- 2008-2009 Saturn Aura
- 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
- 2003-2007 Saturn ION
about the ignition switch defect
The safety defect at the root of the loss in vehicle value has been linked to fatalities and crashes. Hagens Berman continues its investigation into whether this defect exists in other models not yet recalled.
The safety defect involves the car’s ignition, which according to consumers, can switch off while in operation, disabling airbags and other electrical features such as power steering and power brakes. GM failed to alert consumers of the known risks they faced driving the vehicles, despite promising it would honor the federal reporting requirement of safety risks for all General Motors cars including assets purchased from the 2009 bankruptcy.
According to published reports and government documents, GM had knowledge of the serious defect as early as 2001, but critics charge that the company ignored warnings of the defect’s severity and did not warn consumers.
Reports published in 2005 state that GM issued a service bulletin for some GM vehicles, telling dealers to warn drivers to remove “unnecessary items from their key chains,” a warning that was extended a year later to a broader range of GM vehicles. Reports also state that GM said that it corrected the problem in new cars starting in 2007.
your consumer rights
The suit seeks to award affected consumers the greater of actual or statutory damages under consumer-protection laws, along with other damages for owners of vehicles with ignition switch safety defects and punitive damages.
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