GM wins shield from ignition-switch crash cases

April 16, 2015 1:54 AM

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A judge has sided with General Motors in its bid to shield itself from lawsuits before its 2009 bankruptcy, which could protect it from billions of dollars in claims related to defective ignition switches.

But it's not out of the woods: It still may face certain claims related to loss of value in cars made before 2009 if they can show they relate to the company's action after it came out of bankruptcy proceedings, Bloomberg News reports.

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