The headline pretty much says it all, civil justice fans. GM auto-defect victims and their families, including some with catastrophic injuries, are in NYC today attending the company’s bankruptcy hearing as they continue fighting its attempts to skirt responsibility for their harms.
Today’s action comes on the heals of a tremendous victory this past Friday when GM caved to pressure and agreed to assume responsibility for injures and deaths caused by defects in its cars - as long as the accident happens after the bankruptcy is over! Incredibly, it is still washing its hands of any victim currently injured by these cars, taking no responsibility for hundreds of claims over deaths and injuries that exist right now.
This was a morally reprehensible decision by GM and the courageous victims and their families who made it to Manhattan today intend to let the world to know it - and to try to fix it.