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GM Hid SUV Shifter Danger, Must Pay $2.9M, Jury Holds

Law360, Los Angeles (July 19, 2017, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal jury on Wednesday found that General Motors’ failure to warn about the dangers of the shifters in Chevrolet Suburbans caused an accident that killed an 8-year-old girl and injured her brother and hit the automaker with $2.875 million in damages.

Jurors in New Haven returned on their third day of deliberations with a verdict that the O’Connor family’s 2004 Suburban did not contain a defective design, but that GM had breached its duty to warn of a known or knowable danger involving the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Pitterman et al v. General Motors LLC

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability


Janet C. Hall

Date Filed

July 2, 2014

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