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Hilliard Announces Partial GM Settlement

August 31, 2017

Bob Hilliard, appointed by the Federal Judge in the GM MDL litigation to be the lead attorney for all personal injury and death cases caused by GM's defective ignition switch, announced today that, on behalf of 1,385 of his clients, he and GM have sent a letter to Judge Furman advising that the parties have entered into a 'Memorandum of Understanding' whereby his clients may be eligible to participate in a settlement.

Hilliard states, "It is clear from today's news regarding the 900 million dollar agreement between GM and the Department of Justice, and the deal we have negotiated for my clients, that GM is determined to resolve parts of the ignition switch litigation where it feels it is most exposed."

"Lives were taken and families were devastated and there is no way to ever change that sad fact. Still, this agreement will allow some healing, as GM recognizes, through its payment of financial compensation, the needlessness of this enormous national tragedy."

"There remains inside the MDL approximately 370 injury cases and 84 death cases. I look forward to continuing to aggressively help these victims find justice through the consolidated national litigation. Also, 6 cases will remain on the Court's trial docket, with the first jury trial to begin in January 2016. In 4 short months a Manhattan jury will be seated and will have an opportunity, through its verdict, to speak to GM's cover up and the human consequences of that cover up."

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