July 12, 2017 / 1:33 AM / in 6 months

Suits over GM ignition switch go into second round

Opening statements began on Tuesday in the first trial in a case alleging an updated General Motors ignition switch was as flawed as a defective earlier model that was subject to safety recalls and led to several deaths.

Appearing in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiffs lawyer Nicholas Wise of Weitz & Luxenberg said the carmaker had been well aware of the risk that the updated version could slip out of place.

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