General Motors Ignition Defect

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General Motors Ignition Defect  

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2014 Annual Convention

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Description

Unbeknownst to drivers of a variety of General Motors manufactured automobiles, a design defect can cause the ignition key to inadvertently slip from the “on” or “run” position to the “off” or “accessory” position without warning. When it does so, not only does the vehicle’s motor shut off, but the vehicle also loses power steering, power brakes, and the safety protections of the airbag, causing drivers to lose control and crash. These failures have led to serious injuries and, worse yet, at least twelve deaths that GM, to date, has confirmed were caused by this defect. Other reports indicate that there have been many more injuries and deaths caused by this defect.
 
This Litigation Group will serve as a venue for AAJ members to share information and knowledge about the ongoing GM vehicle class action and personal injury cases, and provide an educational forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas. Publically available materials or analyses such as operative complaints and MDL filings will be provided to members. This Litigation Group will also hold education forums and meetings for members to discuss current cases and exchange information.

Benefits & Resources

The GM Ignition Switch Litigation Group has a secure, members-only list server and document library where members can share pertinent information and documents regarding the litigation. The GM Ignition Switch Litigation Group holds regular meetings that are closed to members only for the purpose of discussing current cases and important updates.

Background

This Litigation Group was formed in May 2014.

Meetings

AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions, or as needed by group members.

Cochairs

Lance Cooper
The Cooper Firm
701 Whitlock Ave., Suite J-43
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 770/427-5588
Fax: 770/427-0010
lance@thecooperfirm.net

Adam J. Levitt
Grant & Eisenhofer, PA
30 North LaSalle St.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312/214-0000
Fax: 312/214-0001
alevitt@gelaw.com

Roland Tellis
Baron & Budd, PC
15910 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1600
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 310/651-2483
Fax: 310/860-0480
rtellis@baronbudd.com


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