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Judge rules GM can be sued for punitive damages over ignitions

In a case that may have an impact on Arkansas motorists, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled on Nov. 9 that people suing General Motors over recalled ignition switches can seek punitive damages. The decision could potentially cost the automaker millions of dollars.

7.78 million defective air bags recalled to prevent more deaths

Arkansas vehicle owners should be aware that an automotive supplier was asked to recall approximately 7.78 million automotive airbags after it was discovered that they can potentially release shrapnel and plastic when deployed. It is believed that at least two deaths have been caused by the defective air bags.

GM seeking to avoid liability for faulty ignition switch

General Motors has made a controversial filing in federal court, asking a judge to shield them from liability in about 50 class action lawsuits stemming from a dangerous product defect in vehicles that date back more than ten years. The defect in this case is the faulty ignition switch, which would become loose and shut off the car’s electrical system, causing essential safety systems like the airbags not to deploy. 

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