GM Judge Classifies Injuries In Ignition Switch Bellwethers

Law360, New York (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...

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