The families of three people who died in a Nevada truck accident in 2011 hopefully got a bit of closure when the truck driver responsible for the crash pleaded guilty to charges late last month. The trucker, who is reportedly from Virginia, specifically pleaded guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the crash.
Readers have, by now, probably heard about the legal issues surrounding GM’s recall of 1.5 million cars due to a defective ignition switch. Consumers have filed lawsuits not only for economic damages based on the recall, but also for wrongful death and fraud. One of the potential challenges for plaintiffs, though, is that GM may have immunity from liabilities dating before its 2009 exit from bankruptcy.