General Motors is now two-for-two regarding its bellwether trials, which help set precedents for legal experts to determine how to handle more than 100 pending claims surrounding faulty ignition switches.
In the latest trial, the jury found plaintiffs Dionne Spain and Lawrence Barthelemy 2007 Saturn Sky, equipped with a faulty ignition switch, was unreasonably dangerous, but that the ignition switch was not the cause of the accident, according to Autoblog.
Spain and Barthelemy claimed the ignition switch in their Saturn Sky kept them from avoiding a multi-car pile up on an icy road. The previous bellwether trial was thrown out due to the perjury accusations.
Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the GM compensation fund for the ignition switch crisis, found the issue was officially linked to 124 deaths 275 injuries, as investigations officially wrapped up last fall.