GM Ignition Switch Didn't Cause Driver's Crash, Jury Finds

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal jury found Wednesday that a General Motors ignition switch didn't cause an Arizona driver to rear-end another car in Tucson morning traffic, giving the automaker a win in the first of six planned bellwether trials.

The jury said that the old, pre-bankruptcy GM did not negligently design Dennis Ward's switch, and the new, post-bankruptcy GM did not fail to warn Ward or violate federal laws on recalls. (AP) The trial of plaintiff Dennis Ward — which follows last year’s initial set of six bellwether...
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In re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation


Case Number

1:14-md-02543

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

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Jesse M. Furman

Date Filed

June 12, 2014


Case Title

Ward v. General Motors L.L.C.


Case Number

1:14-cv-08317

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability

Judge

Jesse M. Furman

Date Filed

October 17, 2014

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