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New General Motors Denies Responsibility to Fix Impala Problem

By Bronson Law Offices  Oct. 11, 2011 5:59p

Last month, the New General Motors was taking action to dismiss a lawsuit relating to a suspension problem on over 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years. They claim it is not their responsibility to handle the repairs because the problem was in existence prior to their 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout. The lawsuit was filed by a woman from Pennsylvania claiming her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods which caused her rear tires to wear out after only 6,000 miles. The suit turned into a class action lawsuit alleging breach of warranty and the lawsuit requests that GM fix the problem with the rods.

New GM Refutes the Request

The New GM's response was that they do not assume responsibility for the cars made by its predecessor General Motors Corporation (or the Old GM) under the reorganization and were subject to only make repairs that were covered in specific terms and conditions on a moving forward basis. A lawyer for New GM stated that they do not assume responsibility for Old GM's conduct, design choices, or alleged breaches of liability under their warranties.  

Questions of Successor Liability Not Uncommon

According to Mr. John Penn, a former President of the American Bankruptcy Institute (not involved in the case) successor liability is a common issue that comes up in manufacturing companies that are working through bankruptcy.  The issues in this case are still being studied.

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