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Texas woman convicted of manslaughter learns GM ignition switch caused fiancé’s crash death
Righting Injustice ^ | 6/6/2014 | Righting Injustice

Posted on 06/17/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT by Dallas59

A Texas woman who became a convicted felon for causing a 2004 car crash that killed her fiancé has learned that General Motors (GM) counts the accident as one of 13 deaths it blames on its defective ignition switches.

Candice Anderson was driving her 2004 Saturn Ion in Canton, Texas, with her fiancé Mikale Erickson in November 2004 when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Mr. Erickson, the father of two small children, was killed. Ms. Anderson was thrown through the windshield and barely survived the crash herself. The vehicle’s airbags never deployed.

Police could find no causes for the crash – no skid marks or other evidence that would indicate why the crash occurred. Tests showed that Ms. Anderson was drug- and alcohol-free at the time of the crash. Tests showed that she had only a trace amount of anti-anxiety medication in her system at the time.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: crash; gm; texas

1 posted on 06/17/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Until we get right with the Lord, we won’t be able to defend against such scandal.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 11:57:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dallas59

Whoa, convicted of killing your fiance’ because of a mechanical defect that GM tried to hide. What a travesty.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:00:13 PM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Dallas59

Blood on the hands of GM.

Tell me why we bailed them out again?


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:00:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

For sheer raw crude politics.

A brand like that was worth too much for the pieces not to be snapped up. But that incarnation of the corporation? It needed to go by the boards.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: caligatrux

It was a plea deal... if it had been forced into a courtroom battle she might have won, but drastically impoverished and some lawyer would be strutting fatter pockets.

Somehow when the charge is this egregiously bad, there ought to be a provision that government pays... and how MUCH it pays ought to be an item clearly visible to the tax payer.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:03:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dallas59

Another out of control DA piling up convictions.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:03:28 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: Dallas59

I’m going to throw out a guess here . . . this woman is going to be very, very wealthy in the near future.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:03:55 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: caligatrux

What a price to pay for soon to be OWNING General Motors. I can hear the tort lawyers lining up now!!


9 posted on 06/17/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

If there is justice in the world she will be, however she truly needs to trust the matter to God. God can get past evil that mere worldly efforts can’t.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 12:05:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dallas59
Ms. Anderson was thrown through the windshield

That's painful. I recommend seatbelts. Much higher reliability factor vs. electronics.

12 posted on 06/17/2014 12:06:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Dick Bachert

As this happened before their bankruptcy, does the liability live on with the bailed out GM? I dunno.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nascarnation

True, it sounds like she (and her fiance passenger) had skipped the belts. While I disagree with making safety belts mandatory to wear, there is every reason in the world to consider them very wise and to require them to be present in all cars.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 12:08:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dallas59

More death and disaster brought to you by Obama Motors.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 12:11:30 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Dick Bachert
What a price to pay for soon to be OWNING General Motors. I can hear the tort lawyers lining up now!!

Not so fast grasshopper. All potential liabilities prior to 2009 belong to the "old" GM and the "new" GM cannot be held liable. Another gift from Obama.

16 posted on 06/17/2014 12:14:47 PM PDT by dc27
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To: HiTech RedNeck
They weren't necessarily unbuckled, I know of two instances where the seat belt attachment points were ripped out in a crash.
Both individuals survived, thank God.
One was in a Dodge truck, not a really bad crash, truck was repairable, the other was a GM car, bad crash.
17 posted on 06/17/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
(Proverbs 3:5-8)


18 posted on 06/17/2014 12:24:31 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Dallas59

Don’t think for an instant that GM will not try to hide behind it’s bankruptcy to avoid any obligation to pay for the damages. They are a NEW company the old GM is now a holding company of worthless closed factories and assets.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 12:30:25 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The prosecuting attorneys in this country need to start being held liable for their abuses. There should have been no charges in in the first place.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Until people care about bringing God back into their pictures, such efforts will fizzle against the laughing minions of hell that are behind injstice in the world.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dick Bachert

GM is not legally liable for the negligence of the former GM. They are surely going to try to avoid any obligation to pay for this negligence.

They will claim that Motors Liquidation Company is responsible as that is the actual corporation formerly known as General Motors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motors_Liquidation_Company


22 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’d hope this state of affairs would be enough to garner a state pardon for the woman. “Do not seek your own vengeance, beloved: ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay’ saith the Lord.” If there is no repenting there is only damnation left. But that is true for all of us.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 12:42:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I would think they waived that right when they chose to recall all of the vehicles that this switch is installed in. U can’t have it both ways.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:50 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: caligatrux

What a price to pay for soon to be OWNING General Motors. I can hear the tort lawyers lining up now!!


25 posted on 06/17/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

What a great commercial that would make against old or new gm.If they don’t pay make them sweat.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 12:59:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: shotgun

Of course you can have it both ways. That is why they where saved and the entire bankruptcy was a travesty and illegal as all hell.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
I’m going to throw out a guess here . . . this woman is going to be very, very wealthy in the near future.

In general, I would agree with you. As much as I despise frivolous lawsuits, which includes most tort cases and most product liability cases, this one is so egregious that it should be seen as justified. I would love to see GM pay out 100% of their assets to the victims of this coverup, with an exceptionally large share for the widow in this case. Unfortunately, Old GM (General Motors - the irresponsible party) no longer exists, and New GM (Government Motors) has been ruled to be a separate company that is not responsible for claims against Old GM. It helps if you run an evil and corrupt company to have corrupt connections in high places.

28 posted on 06/17/2014 1:01:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m sorry I was living in the past when America was great...


29 posted on 06/17/2014 1:05:12 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun

I understand. Sometimes I think I am Rip Van Winkle. I can not believe how quickly things have gotten terrible and lawless.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 1:49:15 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Dallas59

This woman was not drunk, just had an accident. But the prosecuted her anyway. Every prosecutor, cop, and GM employee involved ought to be in prison.


31 posted on 06/17/2014 2:01:29 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

I hope she takes the State and GM to the bank.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 2:04:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Dallas59

Disgusting. There is no longer “justice for all” in America. The cops, the DA and GM management are all culpable.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: stinkerpot65

Amen brother.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 2:07:48 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: NormsRevenge

For nobama’s union brothers.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
this woman is going to be very, very wealthy in the near future.

Think she will keep the name GM When she takes ownership?

36 posted on 06/17/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

This was pre-bankruptcy.
She’ll likely get no more than the settlement doled out by Kenny Feinberg.


37 posted on 06/17/2014 2:59:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: stinkerpot65

I’m always amazed that Texas is constantly held up as some bastion of freedom, when story after story like this keeps coming out of there.


38 posted on 06/17/2014 3:10:17 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: Jim from C-Town

While you’re no doubt right, as I believe Mark Twain once observed “If that’s the law, the law is an ass”


39 posted on 06/17/2014 4:00:49 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert
Not Twain. Dickens, in Oliver Twist. The words were uttered by Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle.
40 posted on 06/17/2014 4:03:10 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Tell me why we bailed them out again?

My .02 correction:

"Tell me why we they bailed them out again?"

"We" paid-for/will-pay for it.

"They" bailed them out so they could bankrupt the company and (try to) toss this liability in with the banko. Criminal is the word here, but no one will investigate it/prosecute.

Hell, GM's prolly already 'lost all the emails/files'...

41 posted on 06/17/2014 6:21:28 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Publius

Thanks for the correction. It certainly sounded like Twain, however. That said, I’d be willing to bet that Twain used it more than once.

I’ll do the research BEFORE posting from now on.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 5:03:35 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Unless there was an entry in the bankruptcy filing citing this sort of thing as a liability, it was not discharged in the bankruptcy.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 7:07:19 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I never know what to expect out of Calvinball.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 7:08:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Now that you mention it, they broke most of the other rules on bankruptcy, so why not this one too?


45 posted on 06/20/2014 4:19:14 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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