Will there be no legal recourse for victims injured by Chrysler or GM vehicles? Chris Jensen at the New York Times’ Wheels Blog provides us with some stunning figures that reveal GM’s incentive for wriggling away from accountability:
In its recent bankruptcy filing, G.M. asked that the assets of the new company that emerges from bankruptcy be “free and clear of all successor liability claims.” It is an attempt to prevent the new G.M. from being financially responsible for injuries caused by vehicles already sold, said Adina Rosenbaum, a lawyer for Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group.