Trials & Litigation
Woman sues GM over criminal conviction resulting from car crash
Posted Jun 9, 2014 5:50 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
General Motors is facing a number of lawsuits as a result of its now-admitted problem with vehicle ignition switches. But one may be unique.
A Texas woman who was convicted of negligent homicide as a result of a 2004 crash now says in a federal lawsuit filed in Tyler on Monday that she was not at fault. Her suit seeks damages from GM, contending that the automaker's concealment of the ignition-switch problem with its vehicles was responsible for a false assumption by authorities that a lack of skid marks meant her driving caused the crash, the Associated Press reports.
Separately, plaintiff Candice Anderson is also seeking to vacate her criminal conviction.
ABAJournal.com: "GM cites ‘pattern of incompetence,’ fires 15 including legal execs, will pay ignition-switch victims"
Wall Street Journal (sub. req.): "Plaintiffs' Lawyers Take Aim at GM for Recall"