| April 24
April 24 General Motors Co's bid to block
hundreds of lawsuits, potentially worth billions of dollars,
over a deadly ignition-switch defect broke down on Monday when
the Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal claiming the suits
were barred by the No. 1 U.S. automaker's 2009 bankruptcy.
The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by the New
York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected GM's
bid to block customer lawsuits related to crashes and diminished
vehicle value because the plaintiffs had not been properly
notified of the defect prior to the bankruptcy filing.
(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham)