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GM Driver's Switch Failed Specifications 25% Of Time: Expert

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) -- The New York federal jury in General Motor's latest ignition-switch bellwether heard Thursday from a mechanical engineer who said the same ignition switch present in a Tucson, Arizona, crash had failed GM's torque specifications a quarter of the times he tested it.

Glen Stevick of Berkeley Engineering and Research testified on the third day of trial as an expert witness for plaintiff Dennis Ward, who Stevick said was driving with a demonstrably bad ignition switch when he rear-ended another driver with his 2009 Chevy HHR in March 2014 —...
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