GM Ignition-Switch Driver Grilled In Bellwether Testimony

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 11:07 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana driver suing GM over the alleged role of its infamous faulty ignition switch in her 2014 crash endured a brutal cross-examination on Wednesday, pressed repeatedly by the judge on potentially credibility-killing questions about her medical history, her car maintenance, her insurance claims and other details.

Plaintiff Dionne Spain crashed when she and passenger Lawrence Barthelemy were leaving downtown New Orleans on the Crescent bridge on a January 2014 night when there was a weather advisory. Their car spun around in the left-most lane, coming...
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