Southern District of New York
G&E was appointed to the Executive Committee of this class action against General Motors based on one of the largest automotive safety crises in recent years, which resulted in the recall of more than 2,000,000 affected vehicles and numerous attributed deaths and injuries. The vehicles at issue in this litigation are equipped with faulty ignition switches that may slip out of the “on” position while driving which can completely disable the vehicle, powering down the car and rendering safety features, such as airbags, useless. Plaintiffs allege that this is a common, uniform, and defective design, resulting in these vehicles being of a lesser quality than GM represented, and class members overpaying for those vehicles. Plaintiffs allege a massive cover up by GM executives who may have kept dangerous vehicles on the road for more than a decade, while concealing their knowledge of the safety defect.