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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 company began to get wind that the ignition was slipping out of the Run position...

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