GM, Driver Settle Ahead Of Bellwether Ignition Trial

A New York federal judge on Tuesday said that the driver in an upcoming bellwether trial over ignition switches that allegedly caused cars to lose power without warning has reached a confidential settlement with General Motors LLC.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that the attorneys for both parties have informed him that they’ve reached a confidential settlement designed to resolve all of Mary Scruggs claims in her suit stemming from a 2013 accident. Her trial was to be one of six planned "phase two" bellwethers...

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