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GM ignition recall report: What observers said
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"I won’t be letting GM leadership, or federal regulators, escape accountability for these tragedies."

—Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., chair of the Senate Commerce Committee’s consumer protection subcommittee, which also has investigated the recall

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"They were fired. What? Do you want to put them in jail now? I mean, I don’t know. Let’s have some hearings and determine if they did anything that was illegal before we start throwing them in jail."

—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responding to a reporter who asked whether he believes the Justice Department should bring criminal charges against the 15 GM employees who were forced out for their role in the ignition switch scandal

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"We are comfortable with our $2.5 billion legal cost estimate given the establishment of a victim compensation fund to directly pay for injuries/deaths and the likelihood that GM will use the bankruptcy shield to defend against the more spurious ‘economic loss’ class action suits."

— Analysts at Barclays, in a research note to clients.




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