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Statement On General Motors Ignition Recall from the American Association for Justice

General Motors has received a lot of media attention lately, and for good reason. It turns out that the company decided to put the GM Cobalt (and other models) on the market even though it knew there was a problem with the car’s ignition switch.

It was a decision that has cost people their lives, and it was—like so many other harms that could have been avoided—uncovered by a trial lawyer. That is what you do. Just like AAJ member Lance Cooper, and his clients, Ken and Beth Melton, you seek truth and accountability every day.

The themes of corporate greed and deception uncovered in the Melton’s tragic story keep recurring. It is up to all of us to continue to educate the public about the work that trial lawyers do to protect families and hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.

Here are three things you can do right now to increase visibility on this issue:

“We know what we know today only because of the Melton’s pursuit of justice, their willingness to file a lawsuit. Our civil justice system, it’s often maligned. But, you know, it remains a great check on our free enterprise system. Often, it serves as a more vigilant force than the government itself.”

Commitment and determination can make a difference. At the American Association for Justice we are proud to give you the support you need to fight for your clients.

Part of that support is the advocacy that we do on Capitol Hill on behalf of you and your clients. I invite you to read about the issues we are working on in our Legislative & Regulatory Update, and if you have any questions, please contact us at


Linda Lipsen
American Association for Justice

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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