Between the Headlines of GM, Chrysler Bankruptcies

Carmakers want to avoid litigation over product defects

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chrysler got it and now GM wants it, too: language that will allow the carmakers to walk away from both past and future accidents caused by defects in their products.

    Anyone buying a GM car today -- or anyone who bought a Chrysler before its bankruptcy was finalized -- will be affected. 

    Scot-Free?

    [CHI] Scot-Free?
    Language in carmakers' fast-tracked bankruptcy cases could let them walk away from past and future accidents caused by defects in their products.

    Safety Research & Strategies:
    Public Safety at Risk:  Bankruptcies Leave Legacy of Defects, Injuries and Deaths (.pdf)
    Full Coverage: Chrysler/GM Bankruptcy