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GM Wins Ruling That Could Narrow Ignition Switch Litigation

By on December 29, 2017 in Litigation-Business, Litigation-Personal

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Reuters is reporting that General Motors Co. on Thursday won a court ruling that could reduce the private litigation it faces over flawed vehicle ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths and triggered a big recall.

“U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the plaintiffs in two bellwether cases, involving accidents where airbags had deployed, could not introduce expert testimony to show how defective ignition switches might have played a role in the crashes,” reports Jonathan Stempel.

The judge in the multi-district litigation ruled that the expert testimony offered by plaintiffs was unreliable, and their opinions “do not pass muster.”

Read the Reuters article.