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124303 deaths may be linked to GM ignition recall [UPDATE]

This issue could surpass the 27 Ford Pinto fire deaths and the 271 fatalities blamed on the Ford Explorer/Firestone debacle

31New GM will take on future product liability claims, but not the current ones, against Old GM

A consumer group representing people who currently have product liability claims against GM and Chrysler looks like it won't be getting much, if any, restitution. When GM went into bankruptcy, it still planned to deny any liability claims -- ones that came up today, for instance -- when the new GM was formed. In a reversal meant to quell resistance from that consumer groups and state officials, New GM has agreed to assume liability for future claims on products made by Old GM.

29Comcast pulls ad criticizing GM, Chrysler to review claims

Commercial regarding GM and Chrysler's liability claims -- Click above to view the after the jump

32Bankruptcy filing reportedly allows GM, Chrysler to shed hundreds of product liability lawsuits

Outside of bankruptcy, General Motors and Chrysler were no longer competitive enough to remain solvent. After Chapter 11 reorganization, the two automakers will have a clean financial statement and a whole lot fewer employees, plants, and dealers. Another area where the two automakers will receive a clean bill of health is product liability lawsuits, and the savings will be huge, The Detroit News reports. GM, for example, had $928 million in liability expenses (including court costs and lawyer f

16Volkswagen's GX3 to be nixed because of legal concerns?

Sadly, Volkswagen looks ready to pull the plug on its GX3 project, which only weeks ago looked set to put the three-wheeled star of this year's L.A. Auto Show in U.S. showrooms by 2007. AutoWeek reports that concerns about U.S. liability laws have driven a stake through the heart of the project, which, although not officially dead, is at best on life-support.

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