NEW YORK, Aug 19, Reuters –
General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.
The lawsuit, filed on June 29 by Donna Trusky of Blakely, Pennsylvania, contended that her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods, causing her rear tires to wear out after just 6,000 miles. [ID:nN1E7650CT]
Seeking class-action status and alleging breach of warranty, the lawsuit demands that GM fix the rods, saying that it had done so on Impala police vehicles.
But in a recent filing with the U.S. District Court in Detroit, GM noted that the cars were made by its predecessor General Motors Corp, now called Motors Liquidation Co or “Old GM,” before its 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout
In March of 2009, Obama stared right into the camera and brazenly lied to the American people – either that, or he didn’t know what the hell he was talking about:
This issue doesn’t come as a surprise to those who were involved with the bailout because the problem was “widely discussed”:
“The fact it comes up now is not a surprise, as this type of issue was widely discussed during GM’s bankruptcy,” said Penn, now a partner at Haynes and Boone in Fort Worth, Texas. “The court will need to evaluate the claims to see if they fit within any cubbyhole of liability that New GM assumed.”
Why would any sane person still believe the words that comes tumbling out of this man’s mouth?
It was obvious to me by early in the 2008 campaign, that the man was a serial liar and a raging narcissist. 3 and 1/2 years later how is that not obvious to one and all?
Seton Motley, Big Government: General Motors Again Ripping Off Americans, Warranties Edition:
Wasn’t GM “too big to fail” – meaning (we were told) we had to bail them out to make sure they kept their promises to the American people?
Not just to their employees, but to all those parts manufacturers and car dealers – everyone who was so intertwined with the auto monolith that they too would go down were GM to do so?
And weren’t we told over and over again that we needed to bailout GM because we had to make good on their contracts with the auto unions – you know, the ones that were illegally over-rewarded in the bankruptcy?
In fact, hasn’t that been a primary defense of the back-breaking status quo in government budget fights all over the country – Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and elsewhere?
That these governments have signed sacrosanct contracts with their public sector union cronies – and they must be maintained and adhered to, no matter how insolvent it leaves their states?
Well, these GM car owners have contracts too. But these are “plainly” deemed less sacrosanct.
Because these folks made the same fatal mistake as did GM bondholders (and select GM car dealers) – they didn’t contribute huge coin and political field work to Democrats.
Which of course the unions always do.
So on Obama’s Animal Farm, all contracts are equal, but some are more equal than others.
Hat tip: Barnhart