Texas Lawyer Alleges GM, Outside Law Firm Conspired to Cover Up Faulty … – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

A Texas lawyer accused General Motors Co. of conspiring with an outside law firm to cover up faulty ignition switches in millions of vehicles, rendering their communications subject to disclosure in ongoing litigation over the safety defect.

According to court documents filed by Bob Hilliard, a lawyer suing the Detroit auto maker in a federal court in New York, GM and law firm King & Spalding LLP committed a “crime-fraud” that exempts certain emails and other communications from attorney-client privilege legal…

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