Kenneth and Mary Melton, the parents who settled a product liability lawsuit against General Motors last year, have asked a judge to rescind the deal and sanction the company for concealing evidence of the ignition switch defect they say caused their daughter’s death.
With a new lawsuit filed in Cobb County State Court Monday, the Meltons added claims about GM executives’ knowledge of the ignition defect and concealment of it, alleging spoliation and other discovery abuses. The Meltons also added new lawyers, with Lance Cooper, a solo from Marietta , bringing in Beasley Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles in Montgomery, a personal injury firm with 75 lawyers and 200 support staff.
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