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GM CEO: “People Died in Our Cars”

Recently, it was announced that General Motors would pay $900 million to settle criminal charges over its defective ignition switches, which have been linked to at least 124 deaths in the U.S. CNN had an alarming report about the settlement and its fallout recently, as GM has admitted that its employees were aware of dangers relating to the switches, but failed to inform the public. “People were hurt and people died in our cars,” GM CEO Mary Barra told employees at an event recently, according to CNN. “That’s why we’re here today.” Many people are upset that executives with the company were not criminally charged. One woman, whose 16-year-old daughter died in the crash, said she was disgusted with the settlement. “While nothing can bring my daughter back, we need a system where auto executives are accountable to the public and not just corporate profits,” the woman said, according to…
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GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit: Company Settles Criminal Charges

According to the Associated Press, General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal prosecution over its defective ignition switches, which have been linked to at least 169 deaths and countless car accidents. The news outlet reported that many experts are upset with the deal, saying it is not sufficient. The switches allegedly allow keys to slip out of the run position and cut off a vehicle’s engine. GM allegedly knew about the defective auto part for more than a decade and reportedly tried to conceal the issue. No criminal charges were filed against employees or staff members who allegedly knew about the problem. Under the deal, the AP reported that an independent monitor would be appointed to oversee the manufacturer’s handling of safety problems. The charges the company was facing included wire fraud and scheming to conceal information from government regulators, which will be dropped if the…
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