After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors' faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.

The Manhattan federal court trial that begins Monday is meant to define legal boundaries that may aid the settlement of hundreds of lawsuits.

The case arose from a January 2014 accident on an icy New Orleans bridge. A man and woman who were in a 2007 Saturn seek compensation for injuries they say they incurred when the driver lost control of the car after she stepped on the brakes but could not stop.

The trial comes after the jury in an earlier trial was dismissed after both sides dropped the case when questions arose about the plaintiff's truthfulness. The trials are among six scheduled for this year.