Lawsuit against GM filed on behalf of more than 650 alleged victims

(WFLX) - A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of more than 650 people who, he says, were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.

The lawsuit alleges that GM knew about the defective switches, which can cause engines to stall, as early as 2001. Yet it didn't recall any cars until this year.

GM says the switches have caused at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths.

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