Two More GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits Transferred to MDL; GM Increases Death Toll

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National GM injury attorneys have updated their website, the GM Injury Lawsuit Center, where the Onder Law Firm provides weekly General Motors ignition recall lawsuit news updates and no-cost, no-obligation case review.

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With a commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of American families no matter how complex the case, our GM injury attorneys have committed their significant resources to providing the best GM ignition recall lawsuit representation available.

Less than a year after General Motors first made its major recall of ignition switches public in January of 2014, General Motors ignition switch lawsuits are well underway as a multidistrict litigation, according to official court documents. This week, attorneys handling GM injury lawsuits have updated their website to report that two new cases have been transferred to the MDL.*

The cases include Alers, Sr. v. General Motors LLC, transferred from the Central District of California and Green, et al. v. General Motors LLC, et al., transferred from the Middle District of Tennessee, according to the Transfer Order, an official court document accessed by GM ignition switch lawyers. In both of these cases, plaintiffs argued against transfer, according to court documents. However, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation deemed transfer was appropriate: “After considering the argument of counsel, we find these actions involve common questions of fact with the actions previously transferred to MDL No. 2543, and that transfer… will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation,” according to court documents.

These two cases are representative of the range of cases being filed as part of MDL No. 2543, according to court documents. The plaintiff in Alers, Sr. v. General Motors LLC has filed a claim for economic losses resulting from owning a recalled GM vehicle that features the faulty ignition switch, according to court documents. The plaintiffs in Green, et al. v. General Motors LLC, et al. allege that their daughter was killed as a result of the defective part, according to court documents. In both cases, as with other GM ignition switch lawsuits that have been consolidated with MDL No. 2543, these two claims are based on the company’s widespread recall of vehicles that feature an ignitions switch that can inadvertently switch to the “off” position, causing the driver to lose the ability to steer or brake, and disabling the airbags, according to court documents.

GM injury lawyers at the Onder Law Firm provide weekly GM lawsuit news updates and analysis of the ignition switch recall. “Americans who were harmed or lost a loved one in a GM vehicle that has since been recalled for an ignition switch defect have initiated GM injury lawsuits in courts around the nation. At the same time, the official number of deaths and injuries acknowledged by the company has continued to rise. With a commitment to pursuing justice on behalf of American families no matter how complex the case, our GM injury attorneys have committed their significant resources to providing the best GM ignition recall lawsuit representation available,” commented Jim Onder this week.

In related news this week, the official GM ignition switch compensation fund reported another rise in the number of deaths it has confirmed as having been linked to the ignition switch defect , now totaling 42, according to a New York Times article from December 15, 2014.** This rise indicates an approval of 4 new death claims. Originally, prior to the establishment of the fund, General Motors acknowledged only 13 deaths linked to the dangerous ignition switch defect.**

Attorneys representing families in national GM injury claims believe that persons harmed in a GM vehicle later recalled for a faulty ignition switch may be entitled to real compensation by filing a GM injury lawsuit. Lawyers handling GM ignition lawsuits provide no-obligation case reviews to individuals and families.

The Onder Law Firm welcomes GM ignition injury lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.

About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The consumer and family litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from lawyers handling GM injury lawsuits at http://www.gminjurylawsuitcenter.com.

*In Re: General Motors Llc Ignition Switch Litigation, MDL No. 2543, U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York
**nytimes.com/2014/12/16/business/lawyer-raises-death-toll-to-42-in-faulty-gm-vehicles.html, 12/16/2014

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