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Monday, 22 August 2016

Texas: judge rejects GM ignition-switch claim

From Reuters comes the news that a judge in Texas has thrown out the second of 20 test cases involving the ignition-switch problem that, pre-Dieselgate, was probably the biggest product liability story in the automotive world, closely followed I suppose by the Takata airbags saga. It seems that the plaintiff in the rejected claim hadn't done much to show a chain of causation: the fault with the ignition switch was known, but there was nothing to show that it had pitched her car into the central barrier. Res ipsa loquitur? Apparently not.

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