Federal judge sends key GM case to Ga. court

DETROIT – A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.

Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton. GM had moved the case to the federal court system.

Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, died in a 2010 car crash near Atlanta.