GM Default Near?

Standard & Poor, the people who rate the credit status of corporations, has cut GM's rating deeper into junk value because its assets are shrinking, sales are light and debt is not being reduced, according to S&P.

Although S&P predicts that a version of GM would be able to survive bankruptcy, the talk of it is becoming more frequent and more insistent, even inside GM itself.

"Should GM default or file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, holders of its senior secured revolver should expect a 70 percent to 90 percent recovery of what they are owed instead of the previous expectation of 90 percent to 100 percent," S&P said in a recent Automotive News article.

The same article predicted that a Chapter 11 filing by Chrysler would likely be its death knell.

Meanwhile, if you've got a GM car or a Chrysler product with defects and it's still covered by warranty, you better get it back to your dealer for repairs while the factories are still honoring the warranties and all of this is just talk.

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.