Section 9.7 Successors and Assigns.
(a) All covenants and agreements contained herein shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the Depositor, the Owner Trustee and each Certificateholder and their respective successors and permitted assigns, all as herein provided. Any request, notice, direction, consent, waiver or other instrument or action by a Certificateholder shall bind the successors and assigns of such Certificateholder.
(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, this Trust Agreement may be assigned by the Depositor without the consent of any other Person, but with notice to the Rating Agencies to a corporation, limited liability company or other entity that is a successor (by merger, consolidation or purchase of assets) to the Depositor, or 25% or more of the voting interests of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by General Motors or by Ally Financial, provided that such entity executes an agreement of assumption, as provided in Section 3.03(a) of the Trust Sale Agreement.
Section 9.8 No Petition. The Owner Trustee by entering into this Trust Agreement and each Certificateholder or Certificate Owner, by accepting a Certificate (or interest therein) issued hereunder, hereby covenant and agree that they shall not (nor shall they join with or solicit another person to), prior to the day that is one year and one day after the termination of the Trust and of each other trust heretofore formed by the Depositor, acquiesce, petition or otherwise invoke or cause the Depositor or the Trust to invoke in any court or government authority for the purpose of commencing or sustaining a case against the Depositor or the Trust under any federal or State bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator or other similar official of the Depositor or the Trust or any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of the affairs of the Depositor or the Trust under a federal or State bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding.
Section 9.9 No Recourse. Each Certificateholder or Certificate Owner by accepting a Certificate (or any interest therein) acknowledges that such Persons Certificate (or interest therein) represents beneficial interests in the Trust only and does not represent interests in or obligations of the Depositor, the Servicer, the Administrator, the Owner Trustee, the Indenture Trustee or any Affiliate thereof and no recourse, either directly or indirectly, may be had against such parties or their assets, except as may be expressly set forth or contemplated in this Agreement, the Certificates or the other Basic Documents. Except as expressly provided in the Basic Documents, none of the Depositor, the Servicer or the Owner Trustee in their respective individual capacities, or any of their respective partners, beneficiaries, agents, officers, directors, employees or successors or assigns, shall be personally liable for, nor shall recourse be had to any of them for, the distribution of any amount with respect to the Certificates or the Trusts performance of, or omission to perform, any obligations or indemnifications contained in the Certificates, this Agreement or the other Basic Documents, it being expressly understood that such Certificateholder obligations have been made solely by the Trust. Each Certificateholder by the acceptance of a Certificate (or beneficial interest therein) agrees that except as expressly provided in the Basic Documents, in the event of nonpayment of any amounts with respect to the Certificates, it shall have no claim against any of the foregoing Persons for any deficiency, loss or claim therefrom. In the event that any of the foregoing covenants of each Certificateholder and Certificate Owner is prohibited by, or declared illegal or otherwise unenforceable against any