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GM CEO Mary Barra
(Bloomberg) — General Motors Co. customers won a key ally in their quest for $10 billion in compensation: the automaker’s bankrupt predecessor, which said switch defects were illegally hidden from consumers during the company’s 2009 bailout.

A trust that pays the bankrupt company’s creditors urged a judge to set aside earlier rulings that told the now-profitable GM it needn’t pay customers for price drops of older, recalled vehicles. Drivers who were denied their rights in his court five years ago are entitled to sue now, it said in a Dec. 16 court filing.


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