GM Judge Classifies Injuries In Ignition Switch Bellwethers

By Caroline Simson (February 18, 2015, 1:17 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday established a classification system for personal injury claims encompassed in multidistrict litigation targeting General Motors LLC over defective ignition switches, further setting the stage for a series of bellwether trials currently slated to begin in January 2016.

Expanding on his order earlier this month that established the three categories of personal injury and wrongful death claims, U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman determined that "severe" personal injury claims could be distinguished from "mild to moderate" claims if the injury prevented the person from doing their customary activities or resulted in the loss or limitation...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!