In a class-action lawsuit involving 423,000 disgruntled 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impala owners with rear alignment issues, General Motors has claimed in court documents that it cannot be held liable for such faults. The company’s lawyers base this on the grounds that the afflicted vehicles in question were built during the time of “old GM” and that the case should therefore be thrown out.
GM lawyer Benjamin Jeffers claims that “New GM did not assume liability for old GM’s design choices, conduct or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty, and its terms expressly preclude money damages,” and that the suit is “trying to saddle new GM with the alleged liability and conduct of old GM.”
Now, we can understand that it’s the lawyers’ job to defend their clients… but really? Really? In any case, stay tuned for a verdict.
Source: The Detroit News