A civil trial starting this month in New York City will test the legal boundaries of hundreds of claims remaining against General Motors over faulty ignition switches.
The case involves an Oklahoma crash that injured the driver.
It's the first of six bellwether trials scheduled over the next year to narrow legal issues in lawsuits affecting more than 1,000 people.
The trials in Manhattan federal court will begin Jan. 11 with the claims of Robert Scheuer, of Tulsa.
His lawyer says a defective ignition switch prevented air bags from deploying when his car smashed head-on into trees.
General Motors spokesman Jim Cain says the air bags weren't designed to deploy the way the car struck the ground before landing amid trees.
(Information provided by the Associated Press...)
Rain, drizzle this morning. Wintry mix to snow late PM/evening. Light snow overnight. Breezy today through Tuesday.
One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bremer County Wednesday night.
The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
Small town Iowa is lit up in lights for the world premiere of a Hollywood movie, filmed in eastern Iowa and based on the true story of one local family.
According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Joshua C. Juengel, 36, of Manchester, was arrested for charges stemming from his involvement in the fatal accident.
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