GM Truck Emissions-Cheating Cases Consolidated In Mich.

Law360 (January 16, 2020, 3:50 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge has consolidated 26 suits into existing litigation alleging General Motors conspired with auto parts maker Robert Bosch LLC to install emissions-cheating devices in Silverado and Sierra trucks, saying the cases largely involve overlapping racketeering and fraud claims.

U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington issued an order Wednesday consolidating the 26 suits covering 2,700 plaintiffs that exponentially expands the proposed class claims in the so-called Duramax Diesel Litigation.

The consumers claim GM and Bosch conspired to install defeat devices in Silverado and Sierra diesel vehicles that kept the trucks' emissions within legal limits during test conditions to fool...

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