Fired GM Engineer's 'Switch From Hell' Email Heats Up Trial

Law360, New York (January 15, 2016, 11:16 PM EST) -- The General Motors ignition switch trial on Friday pivoted away from the Oklahoma man demanding recourse for a crash in his 2003 Saturn Ion and toward the automaker's larger recall scandal as jurors saw videotaped depositions of its employees, including a now-terminated engineer who once emailed co-workers that he was "tired of the switch from hell."

Former GM ignition switch engineer Ray DeGiorgio, who gained notoriety for changing the defective switch in 2006 without changing its part number, acknowledged in a deposition video played to a federal jury in New York that he'd sent an internal email in 2002 with the...

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