Published on July 7, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Norman Silber Comments in New York Times Story ‘G.M. and Chrysler Liability Differences’

Professor Norman I. Silber was quoted in the following New York Times article.

G.M. and Chrysler Liability Differences
By Christopher Jensen
The New York Times
July 1, 2009

As General Motors and Chrysler have gone through bankruptcy this year, the casual observer might think there would be some consistency in how consumers are treated. But when it comes to injuries or deaths caused by safety defects, current owners of G.M. vehicles are likely to get a much better deal.

There is something very wrong with that, said Norman Silber, a law professor at Hofstra University, where he teaches consumer law. “Justice is not supposed to be a lottery system,” he wrote in an e-mail message.

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