A judge dismissed the GM Ignition suit in New York last week, but at the request of the plaintiff. The problem, as I understand it, wasn’t about the engineering issue, but a partie's veracity. Veracity is a tendency to be believed or whether you can be impeached as a witness. When impeached it means you aren’t likely to be believed and therefore the case has a higher risk of being a bust. The reports were not very clear about who made the decision and this makes it nearly impossible to understand who decided not to move forward in the litigaion. I don't think anyone can predict the outcome of future GM ignition cases based on what happened in this case.
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