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New GM Bellwethers Turn To Fight Over Revised Ignition Part

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 6:09 PM EDT) -- As GM starts a second phase of bellwether trials over its deadly ignition-switch defect, the company will have its first chance to address claims that even a revised version of the switch was defective, in a case that could put a dollar value on an area of liability virtually ignored in the first round.

Plaintiff Dennis Ward's 2009 Chevrolet HHR was factory-outfitted with an ignition that included a part called the Catera spring, which in April 2006 secretly replaced the more infamous Delta spring after the...
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