Calif. Appeals Court Reverses GM Defect Judgment

Law360, Los Angeles (October 28, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Monday reversed a lower court’s judgment awarding damages to a family and their homeowners insurer for the destruction of the family’s residence by a fire that originated in a vehicle manufactured by General Motors LLC, calling the jury’s findings inconsistent.

Herbert, Patti, Ashley, Jason and Jake Boekamp filed a complaint against GM for damages after a fire in 2010 that started in the garage where the family parked their Chevrolet Corvette. A jury found that GM was negligent but that...
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