The parents of a Georgia woman who died in a 2010 crash — and who settled a lawsuit with General Motors Co.
last year — have filed a new lawsuit against GM. They claim the automaker fraudulently concealed evidence and says its corporate representative committed perjury in the original case.
An attorney said Monday he hopes to depose GM CEO Mary Barra in the new suit, plus Jim Federico, GM’s recently retired executive director of global vehicle integration who has taken a high-level job at Harley-Davidson. Attorney Lance Cooper of the Cooper Firm in Marietta, Ga., said he also wants to re-depose most of the dozen or so GM engineers who testified as part the lawsuit.
Ken and Beth Melton of Georgia, whose daughter Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday of injuries from a crash in her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, on Monday filed the new lawsuit against GM and a Georgia dealership in Cobb County, Ga. They are asking the court to sanction GM for its “discovery abuses and the spoliation of evidence.”Read Article