Georgia Judge Rejects GM’s Demand to Set Aside Wrongful Death Claim

Mar 5, 2015

A Georgia judge had rejected a General Motors motion to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set the trial for April 2016. The family of twenty-nine-year-old nurse Brooke Melton who passed away in a 2010 car accident close to Atlanta, took legal action against GM claiming that a defective ignition switch in her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt suddenly turned off the engine, making her lose control of the car.

In 2013, they settled with GM for $5 million. However, the case revealed how GM allowed a myriad of cars remained on the road even subsequent to the discovery of ignition switch flaws connected to no less than thirteen deaths. The Meltons filed a new complaint in May 2014 that GM illegally hid evidence throughout the initial case.

Categories:

Warshauer Law Group is committed to the health and safety of our clients and community. We remain open and can serve you remotely. For more information, please see this post explaining changes to our operations.