General Motors is accused of dragging its feet for a decade on recalls involving compact cars.
The company admits an ignition switch defect resulted in at least 6 deaths.
Now, a Georgia attorney says GM knew about the problem in 2004, but didn't order a recall until mid-February of this year.
778,000 Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars were recalled.
The lawyer represents the family of a woman killed in 2010, while driving one of the recalled vehicles.
GM says it can't comment on the ongoing lawsuit.