Texas civil claim against GM to proceed despite attempts to have the case thrown out
General Motors attempted to derail a suit filed against them for defective ignition switches that allegedly lead to the death of 19-year-old Zachary Stevens (Texas). During the trial, jurors were mistakenly shown copies of the wrong key as evidence. GM argued that the plaintiff intentionally presented the incorrect key to mislead the jury. However, Judge Robert Shaffer, who presides over the case, ruled that the mistake was insufficient to throw out the case. Rather, he stated that he would inform the jury members personally about the error and allow them to take it into account while deliberating. The trial is still underway.
GM has spent $2 billion dollars to date fighting allegations about their faulty ignition switches. Stevens’ case is the first that the company has been unable to get dismissed.
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