A Judicial Victory Against Chrysler For Public Safety, Accountability, and Transparency
Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
“Corporation conceals deadly defect. Someone dies, and their family sues. Corporation settles quietly. Court records are sealed. Nobody finds out.
More people are hurt. More people sue. More settlements are reached. More records are sealed.
“This is how GM was able to hide an ignition switch defect that killed over a hundred people for more than a decade,” says Jennifer Bennett, an attorney with Public Justice in Oakland, California. “It’s how Remington concealed evidence that its most popular rifle can fire without anyone pulling the trigger.”
But be because of a Ninth Circuit decision handed down in Velasco v. Chrysler, “it is now much harder for corporations to enlist courts in keeping their secrets,” Bennett says.”
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