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3 August 2014

China: Govt. report blames Zhongrong Metal & local regulators for deadly blast; General Motors denies direct relationship with company

Author: China Daily

“'Safety violations' at Jiangsu auto factory led to dust blast”, 4 Aug 2014...

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3 August 2014
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Author: 孙卫涛、刘灿邦、查道坤、黄晟, 中国新闻社

"通用汽车:与昆山爆炸工厂无直接关系", 2014年8月4日...

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6 June 2014
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Author: Lucie Robequain, Les Echos (France)

La patronne de General Motors [GM], Mary Barra, n'a pas eu de mots assez durs pour décrire les graves négligences dont s'est rendu coupable le groupe pendant une dizaine d'années et qui ont provoqué la mort de 13 personnes, selon General Motors…Une...

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18 May 2014

GM legal department under scrutiny in company's recall probe: report

Author: Jim Loney & Eric Walsh, Reuters

General Motors' legal department is the focus of an internal inquiry into how the company handled a vehicle safety defect linked to 13 deaths...The U.S. government hit the automaker with a $35 million fine on Friday for its delayed response to an...

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18 May 2014

USA: GM fined $35 million for delayed response to ignition switch defect linked to 13 deaths; company undertaking internal inquiry

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17 April 2014

Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite...recent court decisions limiting...such cases... U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in...

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10 April 2014

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall [US]

Author: Aaron Smith, CNN Money

GM...confirmed...that the engineers were placed on leave following...an independent investigation into a recall of 2.6 million cars with ignition defects…GM has traced a defect in an ignition switch to at least 13 deaths...GM...knew of the problem as...

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11 March 2014

Justice Dept. Is Said to Look at G.M. Actions on Safety Flaws [USA]

Author: Bill Vlasic & Ben Protess, New York Times

The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into General Motors [G.M.]’ decade-long failure to address deadly safety problems before announcing a huge vehicle recall last month...The preliminary inquiry...is focused on whether G.M.....

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18 February 2014

Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2002 a group of South Africans, represented by the Khulumani Support Group, sued 20 banks and corporations in US federal court that did business in South Africa during apartheid.  The plaintiffs allege that the participation of the defendant...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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