In quick succession, General Motors has avoided major damage in four of six injury lawsuits that were expected to dominate the calendar in 2016.
GM confirmed that plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over a faulty ignition switch design linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths dismissed what was scheduled to be the fourth in a series of six test trials over the defect, according to Reuters.
The dismissal followed a settlement in what was to be the third lawsuit to go to trial and followed a win for the automaker a week ago in the first of the so-called bellwether trials to reach a verdict. Terms of the settlement in what was to be the third bellwether case were not disclosed. (more…)