Legal fees and settlements stemming from asbestos lawsuits is costing General Motors Corp. about $10 million a year, says the auto maker in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the lawsuits involve mechanics who claim asbestos GM used in vehicle brake linings has caused health problems. GM says the cases “almost always identify” many other ways claimants may have been exposed to asbestos. The company says it is settling the cases only to avoid “defense costs ...
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