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First Trial Over Faulty GM Ignition Switch to Open Today

General Motors is set to go to trial Monday in a lawsuit over its 2014 recall of millions of vehicles for a faulty ignition switch linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths. In the lawsuit, plaintiff Robert Scheuers claims he …

First ‘Bellwether’ GM Ignition Switch Trial Set to Open Jan. 11

A U.S. judge last Wednesday rejected General Motors Co.’s bid to dismiss the first so-called “bellwether” case over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, clearing the way for a Jan. 11 trial. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said …

Judge Rules Punitive Damages Possible for GM in Ignition Case

General Motors Co. may be liable for punitive damages in lawsuits it faces over an ignition switch problem that prompted the recall of millions of vehicles last year, a U.S. judge said on Monday. The decision from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge …

Boy’s Jeep Fire Death Results in $150M Verdict Against Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was ordered to pay $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy who burned to death in a crash after a jury found the carmaker recklessly designed the gas tank for the 1999 Jeep Grand …