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GM Judge Told Directors Should Face Flawed-Ignition Claims

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General Motors Co. investors urged a judge to let their lawsuit proceed against the automaker’s board that they say was asleep at the switch while the company produced cars with faulty ignition systems that led to fatal accidents.

More than a dozen current and former GM directors failed to adequately oversee the company’s operations for about three years starting in 2010 and had no system to ensure the Detroit-based company produced safe vehicles or reported problems to government regulators, Peter Safirstein, a lawyer for pension funds suing GM, told a Delaware judge Tuesday.