Tag Archives: GM

GM Runs Into a Dead-End at the Supreme Court

This Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected General Motors’ petition for a writ of certiorari, which GM filed in an attempt to overturn a ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals related to the sale of substantially all of GM’s assets in bankruptcy.  When we last visited the case in a prior blog post, … Continue Reading

The Second Circuit’s General Motors Decision Defines Limits To “Free And Clear” Sales

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a bankruptcy court order barring tort claims for product defects against the purchaser of General Motors’ (“Old GM”) assets.  The purchaser (“New GM”) had purchased Old GM’s assets “free and clear” in Old GM’s 2009 bankruptcy case under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.  The Second … Continue Reading

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Ignition Switch Plaintiffs Cannot Un-bake GM’s Cake

As we previewed last week, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently handed General Motors (“New GM”) an enormous victory that may end up shielding the company from up to $10 billion in successor liability claims. The court’s ruling also bolsters the power and importance of sale orders entered under … Continue Reading

Big Victory for New GM, but Threats Remain

The bankruptcy court yesterday handed General Motors (New GM) an enormous victory that may end up shielding the company from up to $10 billion in potential legal liabilities. In his 138-page ruling, Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber held that a 2009 bankruptcy order allowing the sale of the assets of “old” General Motors (Old GM) to New … Continue Reading