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General Motors Inks $120M Deal on Ignition-Switch Fiasco

General Motors Inks $120M Deal on Ignition-Switch Fiasco

Idaho will receive just over $1.2 million as its share of a multistate, $120 million settlement with General Motors over allegations it concealed ignition safety problems in its vehicles, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today. "This settlement will help us investigate and prosecute similar cases of corporate misconduct in order to protect Pennsylvanians".

The investigation was launched in 2014 following National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recalls into the defective ignition switches.

Michigan, 48 other states and the District of Columbia filed claims accusing GM of concealing a safety issue and deceptive marketing for saying its vehicles were reliable.

GM agreed in September 2015 to pay $900 million to settle the Justice Department probe, which resulted in prosecutors charging the auto maker with criminal wire fraud and scheming to hide a deadly safety defect from USA regulators. The ignition switch defect, which allowed the key to inadvertently move to the "off" position and disable air bags, ultimately was tied to 124 deaths and hundreds of injuries. GM continued to market the reliability and safety of its motor vehicles, which were equipped with the defective ignition switch.

SI killed, three cops injured in clash with GJM in Darjeeling
The police recovered 6 AK 47 and some nine mm pistol and around 500 rounds of cartridges from the spot. The GJM cadres resisted the police advance resulting in violent clashes.

"As the people's lawyer, my office is working to protect Kentucky families and hold accountable companies that violate Kentucky's consumer protection laws", Beshear said.

The states alleged that some GM employees knew about the issue as early as 2004, but decided it was not a safety concern.

In all, the settlement covers seven GM recalls in 2014 affecting more than nine million vehicles, multiple state attorneys general said. Dealerships must make sure recall repairs are complete before they can sell the vehicle.

From now on, GM will have to represent that a motor vehicle is "safe" and instruct its dealers that all applicable recall repairs must be completed before any auto is sold. GM may not represent that certified pre-owned vehicles that GM advertises are safe, have been repaired for safety issues or have been subject to any open recalls relating to safety or have been repaired pursuant to such a recall.

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