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GM files suit against former exec

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General Motors Corp. and its German subsidiary Adam Opel filed suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit over alleged corporate espionage involving former GM purchasing chief J. Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua, who joined Volkswagen three years ago. The suit names Volkswagen and its U.S. subsidiary, along with Mr. Lopez, VW management board Chairman Ferdinand Piech and 10 other, claiming they conspired to steal GM trade secrets.

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