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August 15, 2014

GM MDL Leadership: Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice appointed to PEC for GM Ignition Switch Litigation

On Aug. 15, 2014, Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) for the In re General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation, MDL # 2543 in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York before Judge Jesse M. Furman. This multidistrict litigation alleges damages due to the unsafe and defective condition of GM vehicles including the ignition switch and other vehicle defects. 

The more than 100 lawsuits consolidated in the multidistrict litigation allege wrongful deaths and personal injuries, economic losses, including lower resale value, higher repair costs and defective, un-saleable inventories. The PEC’s role is to assist the Court with the just, fair and efficient prosecution of the claims and management of the litigation. Motley Rice congratulates all counsel appointed to serve on this MDL.

Motley Rice represents clients and is reviewing new claims related to GM’s ignition defects that lead to injuries, fatalities and/or financial losses. Rice holds several leadership positions for other multidistrict litigation, including a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee member for the Lipitor® MDL and the BP Deepwater Horizon MDL. Additionally, Motley Rice has experience in MDL practice, consolidated trials, complex litigation and class actions. Learn more about this experience. 

Read more about economic losses related to GM’s ignition defects. For more information about claims regarding financial losses, contact Motley Rice attorney Jodi Westbrook Flowers by email or call +1 800.768.4026.

Read more about catastrophic injuries related to GM’s ignition defects. For more information about claims regarding injuries and fatalities related to these defects, contact Motley Rice attorney Kevin Dean by email or call +1 800.768.4026.