March 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since 2004 but failed to fix it, ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Michael Roberts
Detroit, Michigan, the historic epicenter of US automotive manufacturing, was once a beacon of industrial prosperity. The "Motor City" was synonymous with automative giants, such as GM, Ford and Chrysler. In recent decades, however, Detroit has seen significant decreases in both population and ...[read more]
August 9, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Netherlands-based sports car manufacturer Spyker NV on Monday filed a lawsuit against General Motors (GM) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking $3 billion in damages. Spkyer bought Saab Automobile AB (Saab) from GM in 2010 and now alleges that GM intentionally drove ...[read more]
July 5, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 5, 2009, a federal bankruptcy judge approved the sale of assets held by General Motors to a new, government-backed company. Judge Robert Gerber of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion seeking the court's approval for sale of the automaker under US ...[read more]
March 23, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi on Tuesday issued an opinion declaring that a French ban on cultivating genetically modified (GM) crops is illegal. In 2008, France sought to prohibit production within its borders of MON 810, a GM strain of maize developed by US- ...[read more]
November 24, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court on Wednesday upheld restrictions on the use of genetically modified (GM) crops. The German state of Saxony-Anhalt had challenged the 2008 law, which requires "buffer zones" between GM and conventional crops. The law also mandates that GM farmers compensate ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A federal bankruptcy judge on Sunday approved the sale of assets held by General Motors (GM) to a new, government-backed company. Judge Robert Gerber of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion seeking the court's approval for sale of the automaker under US... ...[read more]
July 5, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
In re: General Motors Corp. et al, US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, July 5, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the legal aspects of US automaker bankruptcies... ...[read more]
June 26, 2009
by Christian Ehret
A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a motion to allow General Motors (GM) to borrow $33.3 billion in debtor in possession financing from the US and Canadian governments to finance a new company. Judge Robert Gerber quickly approved the motion, allowing the proceedings to continue ...[read more]
June 1, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
US automaker General Motors (GM) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The proceedings will be handled by Judge Robert Gerber of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the court which is also overseeing the bankruptcy of rival automaker Chrysler Group. US ...[read more]

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