CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, lead counsel for all personal injury and death cases inside the massive federal MDL consolidated into the Manhattan Federal Court of Judge Jesse Furman announced today that, two weeks before picking a jury in BW trial #5 GM agreed to settle the case for an undisclosed amount. In addition, BW trial #6, scheduled to begin November 4, 2016 was also settled for an undisclosed amount.
Hilliard states, "GM's decision to resolve the final two bellwether trials means that the entire first phase of the MDL Bellwether cases is now complete. Judge Furman's insistence that the parties keep a 'fair but aggressive' pace allowed for one of the single biggest MDLs in US history to reach this point in only 2 short years. Its complexity and massiveness cannot be overstated."
"We continue our efforts to obtain full resolution of all cases inside the MDL. Our pre-bankruptcy clients were given hope by the 2nd circuits refusing to allow GM to hide behind its bankruptcy filing. We are hopeful GM's appeals of that decision will be unsuccessful and a discussion re the resolution of that docket of cases can begin shortly."
"Ms. Cockram's airbags should have deployed. Her injuries were significant and permanent. GM's willingness to resolve her claims as well as the claims of Ms. Norville, the next bellwether case, creates momentum to continue the process of full resolution of all MDL cases. "
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