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The General Motors $900 Million Penalty In The Fatal Defect Cover Up Cases Seems Unjust To Many Observers

There have been 124 deaths attributed to the defective cars made by General Motors to date. The automobile manufacturer has admitted that as early as 2004, it knew that many of the cars it was putting on the road contained defective ignition switches. G.M. has now admitted that by 2012 it had concluded that the defect in the 2.6 million cars could cause the airbags to fail. However, notwithstanding the knowledge of the fatal risks, the Company concealed this information; and did not institute a recall until two years later, in order to increase sales.

Despite the admitted cover up, no individual employees will be criminally charged, and the Company can have its record wiped clean after three years.

The victims are understandably dissatisfied with the announcement of this agreement between General Motors and the United States Government.

As long as wealthy corporations can use money to shield them from the consequences of criminal activity of the highest order (the foreseeable deaths of innocent citizens) grave injustices will continue. There is nothing like the prospect of a prison sentence to motivate a corporative executive to obey the law.

The Personal Injury Trial Lawyers at the firm of Keogh Crispi, P.C. never back down to from the Wealthy Interests when it comes to the our clients. Negligence that results in Personal Injury Pain and Suffering must be accounted for. 

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