Robert Hilliard accused of brokering deals with GM

Lance Cooper, a lawyer who played a major role in uncovering the defective ignition switch of Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co., filed a motion on Wednesday, January 27 in which he claimed that Texas personal injury attorney Robert Hilliard, the lead attorney of the multidistrict litigation against GM, brokered a sweetheart deal with the company. Cooper accused Hilliard of agreeing to minimize the automaker’s liability exposure in exchange for selecting his cases as bellwether trials in the ignition switch litigation, thereby increasing his legal fees.

On behalf of his clients in nine cases, Cooper has asked United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Jesse Furman to take back a deal in which Hilliard and GM settled 1,380 cases for $575 million on September 17, 2015. GM has asked Judge Furman to dismiss this request.

If you are considering taking legal action after being injured in an accident, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter Texas to speak with a personal injury attorney about your options. Call us today at (214) 457-1668 to learn more.

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