GM Takes Paralyzed Driver Retrial Fight To High Court

By Linda Chiem (March 1, 2018, 9:11 PM EST) -- General Motors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the standard for deciding when a retrial for damages is consistent with the U.S. Constitution, saying the Eighth Circuit improperly granted a retrial for a Missouri man who was left quadriplegic after a 2012 accident involving a GMC van.

The Detroit auto giant filed a petition for certiorari Feb. 23 with the high court seeking to reverse the Eighth Circuit's August 2017 ruling allowing for a damages-only retrial in the case of Michael Bavlsik, who sustained a cervical-spinal cord injury and is now quadriplegic after his GMC Savana van collided with...

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