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GM Hit With Another Lawsuit Stemming From Defective Ignition Key System

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra prepares to testify before the full House Energy and Commerce hearing room in a hearing entitled 'The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?' April 1, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The panel is investigating a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra prepares to testify before the full House Energy and Commerce hearing room in a hearing entitled ‘The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?’ April 1, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The panel is investigating a safety defect that’s been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Another lawsuit has been filed against General Motors because of their defective ignition key system.

The parents of a Georgia teen, who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash, allege GM knew of the defect that led to their daughter’s car crash but took steps to conceal it.

Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans, Georgia say their daughter Haley has incurred more than $1 million in medical bills after she crashed into a tree.

They say her 2003 Saturn Ion lost control because of a defective key system. Their lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

 

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