GM loses bid to toss Georgia ignition switch suit

August 11, 2014, 7:49 PM UTC
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General Motors won’t be able to check much of anything off its list of recent worries, as the automaker lost a bid on Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit related to its ignition switch scandal.

GM is being sued for concealing information about the faulty ignition switch in the 2005 Chevy Cobalt driven by 29-year-old Brooke Melton, who died in 2010.

The lawsuit was filed in May, and GM (GM) has attempted to get it thrown out. A judge in Cobb County, Georgia denied GM’s request on Saturday.