More details have emerged regarding the upcoming depositions of former and current GM employees.
We were previously kept in the dark about how many GM (and Delphi) employees were to deposed but a report by The Detroit Free Press has illuminated several details.
Up to 35 current and former GM employees, including CEO Mary Barra, will be questioned later this year about what they knew and when.
Robert Hilliard, a lawyer from Corpus Christi, Texas, will lead the personal injury portion of the lawsuit, which will start in May with Alicia Boler-Davis, GM senior vice president. Hilliard expects the depositions will end in October with Barra, who is slated to be the last GM employee to go under the lawyer’s verbal knife.
The list of people to be deposed also includes 15 ex-GM employees, all of whom were sacked for not revealing the extent of the ignition switch problem to their higher-ups in due time.
GM declined to comment on the case but it did confirm that it had received a schedule of the deposition dates.
The plaintiffs, who decided to opt out of settlements offered by Ken Feinberg’s GM Ignition Compensation Fund, could also decide to settle the case.
We’ll see how it all plays out beginning in May.