Baron and Budd Seeks Justice for Those Affected by GM Faulty Ignition Recall

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Congress also investigating GM's delay of the recall for years after it allegedly knew of the problem

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Questions about legal and moral responsibility are mounting as more people are affected by the GM recall, which expanded March 28, 2014, to include an additional 900,000 GM vehicles. Currently, the GM recall may affect more than 2.5 million vehicles, and at least 13 deaths have been linked to the faulty ignition switch defect in GM vehicles, as well as numerous crashes, according to a March 29, 2014 article in The New York Times.

In an effort to seek justice for those affected by the GM recall, Baron and Budd, along with co-counsel, was one of the first law firms to file a lawsuit against GM over the faulty ignition issue on March 24, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Galdina Maciel et al v. General Motors LLC, case number 4:14-cv-01339). This lawsuit was the first case filed against GM that includes all of the owners and lessees of the GM vehicles included in the expanded faulty ignition recall.

According to The New York Times, GM knew about the faulty ignition issue as early as 2001, but decided not to issue the massive recall until just earlier this year, a 13-year delay. Because of this, the lawsuit alleges fraud on the part of GM.

Baron and Budd is not the only one asking questions. GM CEO Mary Barra testified last week before a U.S. Senate panel investigating GM’s delay of the recall for years after it knew of the problem, according to an April 2, 2014 article from The New York Times.

“We are proud to stand up against GM and hold it accountable for the alleged inaction,” said Roland Tellis, shareholder at Baron and Budd.

According to The New York Times, the faulty ignitions may cause certain GM vehicles to stall or suddenly turn off, or even cause the air bag system to fail during an accident.
The vehicles affected by the recent recall include: the Chevrolet Cobalt, the Chevrolet HHR, the Pontiac Solstice, the Pontiac G5, the Saturn Ion and the Saturn Sky.

If you were seriously injured in a car wreck while driving one of the vehicles included in the faulty ignition recall, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the lawyers at Baron and Budd at 818-839-2320 or visit our website at for more information.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

With a history of over 35 years “Protecting What’s Right” for individuals, communities, and governmental entities, Baron and Budd is a well-established law firm devoted to making a positive difference. With offices in Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles and Baton Rouge, Baron and Budd is able to take on complicated and expensive cases within the realms of dangerous drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, consumer fraud, water contamination, the Gulf oil spill and fraudulent financial practices.

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