This Article summarizes product safety and vehicle safety law and recounts General Motors Company’s (GM) response to the Cobalt ignition switch defect, paying particular attention to the actions of GM’s in-house and outside counsel. This Article then considers the legality and prudence of a regulatory agency’s imposition of gatekeeping responsibilities on such counsel.
Bernard W. Bell,
Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt,
84 Fordham L. Rev. 1899
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