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Jul 30, 2014 6:43 PM by Janine Reyes

Hilliard Files Another Lawsuit Against GM

CORPUS CHRISTI -- A Corpus Christi lawyer is continuing his battle against a corporate giant.

Bob Hilliard became the first lawyer in the country to sue General Motors over faulty ignition switches.

He filed a new lawsuit yesterday in New York. This suit represents 658 people killed or injured in crashes linked to the ignition switches.

This group is not eligible for GM's compensation fund, which only makes money available to the cars involved in the first recall.

"They're going to require victims to go into court and spend years litigating it, whereas the same exact injury or death caused by the same exact defect, if it was in the first recall vehicle can simply go into the plan and within 3-6 months, be compensated," Hilliard explained.

Hilliard says he is committed to the fight against GM, since the automaker knew about the defect and did nothing to prevent terrible accidents in their cars.

Twenty nine of his claims involve people who died in a GM car with a faulty ignition.

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