The latest ignition switch trial will continue after General Motors’ attempt to toss the case from court was denied by a Texas judge, according to Automotive News.
The case, involving Zachary Stevens and a fatal 2011 car accident, will resume after GM lawyers argued fabricated evidence was shown to jurors.
In question was Stevens’ key ring, shown to jurors with additional weight on it than from the time the crash occurred. It was also not the same key which questionably caused the 2007 Saturn Sky to cut power and run another motorist off the road.
The judge acknowledged the evidence, but stated GM was attempting to turn a “justifiable misunderstanding” about the key “into a criminal conspiracy.”
According to Stevens, the switch rotation caused him to lose control of the 2007 Sky roadster, while GM states his erratic driving behavior is what really led to killing another motorist.
GM has been victorious in each of its ignition switch cases thus far, having the last few dismissed altogether for various reasonings, or won by GM.