SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Trevor Parsons, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente, Xenia von Wedel

News Feed Item

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Files Emergency Motion to Compel GM to Issue "Park it Now" Notice as Firm Continues to Investigate Injury and Death Cases Linked to Recall

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys has filed an Emergency Motion in Federal Court to compel GM to issue a "Park It Now" notice to the current owners of certain Chevy, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles recalled for defective ignitions. If the motion is granted, GM would be forced to tell recalled vehicle owners to park their cars until they are fixed.

"Then the company would have to decide whether or not to be a responsible corporation and provide substitute vehicles," Thomas J. Henry said.

The motion was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos will hear arguments on April 4.

Though the recalled GM vehicles have been linked to 303 deaths, the company has continually refused to voluntarily issue a "Park It Now" notice, insisting the cars are safe to drive even though their recall release says they can cause serious injury and death.

"GM's refusal to voluntarily tell owners to 'Park it Now' shows a complete lack of concern for their own customers and for the public at large. This is not just an issue for GM vehicle owners. When a GM vehicle stalls or crashes on the road, the safety of every pedestrian and driver near that car is compromised. These recalled cars are ticking time bombs, travelling down the roadway along with the rest of us, our families, and our children. They need to be parked until repairs are made."

THOMAS J. HENRY REACTS TO CLAIMS THAT RECALLED CARS ARE SAFE TO DRIVE

On their website, GM states that several factors can increase the likelihood of ignition failure in the recalled vehicles; factors include heavy key rings, bumpy roads, or other jarring events. They also claim that the recalled vehicles are safe to drive as long as all ancillary items are removed from the key ring.

"They gloss right over the fact that a bumpy road can cause the ignition to turn off while the car is being driven, which can lead to accidents, serious injuries, and deaths," Thomas J. Henry stated. "I've been to every major city in the U.S. and have yet to find one that didn't have bumpy roads," he added.

"It is reckless to tell the public that these vehicles are safe to drive when hitting a pothole or travelling on uneven pavement can cause a fatal accident. Drivers cannot control the level of bumpiness on a road. The only thing drivers can control is the choice of whether or not to roll the dice and drive their cars despite these tremendous risks. GM should not be asking drivers to make this choice," Thomas J. Henry stated.

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE GM RECALL

GM recalled 1.6 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles in February over faulty ignition switches. Factors including a heavy key ring, the jarring of the key, or a bumpy road can cause the switch to slip from the "on" position to the "accessory" position, essentially cutting engine power and disabling the air bags, brakes, and power steering. GM has linked 12 deaths to the issue. The Center for Auto Safety has linked 303 deaths to the defect.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, a national injury firm, is representing numerous families in states across the U.S. who have lost loved ones in accidents involving the recalled vehicles.

Media Contact
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Public Relations
361-985-0600
[email protected]

Video - http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-DA92897-20140327-1.mp4

SOURCE Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
ScriptRock makes GuardRail, a DevOps-ready platform for configuration monitoring. Realizing we were spending way too much time digging up, cataloguing, and tracking machine configurations, we began writing our own scripts and tools to handle what is normally an enormous chore. Then we took the concept a step further, giving it a beautiful interface and making it simple enough for our bosses to understand. We named it GuardRail after its function - to allow businesses to move fast and stay sa...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Media announced today that Sematext launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 6,000 story reads over the weekend. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting an...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's