GM Trying to Stop Lawsuits & The Sociopathic Business Model™
GM is asking the courts in which they are being sued to stay the lawsuits, Reuters reports. So far GM has filed two motions asking for stays: one in a U.S. District Court in Texas, and the other in a U.S. District Court in California. The motions were filed in response to lawsuits GM is currently facing in those courts.
GM will also be filing a motion in bankruptcy court in New York asking to have an injunction protecting the “new” GM from any of the “old” GM’s liabilities enforced. And if this is allowed who will protect the consumers?
In Medical Device and Pharmaceutical (and maybe other industries) there’s a Corporate Integrity Agreement (the very short version): the ‘parent’ company is responsible for the whole company and does not get to dismiss or hide behind lack of knowledge on a situation if a subsidiary commits a crime. This agreement is signed when a company has been found working outside of the law.
I sure hope the U.S.District Court of California and the U.S. District Court of Texas references the Corporate Ingetgrity Agreement and hold GM accountable for their pending lawsuits.
-Manipulating and does not recognize the rights of others (by trying to get lawsuits stopped)
-Lack of shame, remorse or guilt
-Lack of accountability
-Created hopelessness in victims (imagine if they don’t get their day in court)
-Trying to get the cases stopped is demeaning and insulting to the victims
-Quick to place blame (not really GM)
-Their behavior is bullying
-They are acting and have acted unethical
-See any other’s I missed? Let me know.
This information coupled with the other GM Case Study are enough for me to form my opinion about if GM is operating under The Sociopathic Business Model™, how about you?