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Judge wants settlements of GM lawsuits

August 11, 2014
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - A New York judge has told lawyers he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches. Federal Judge Jesse Furman told dozens of lawyers at a hearing Monday he'll be careful not to interfere with the work of a bankruptcy judge who's deciding if the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy protects it from damages.

 
 
 

 

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