The Latest GM ignition switch trial dismissed

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: GM ignition switch trial dismissed NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on a New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switches (all times local):10 a.m.The first trial aimed at aiding settlement of hundreds of lawsuit stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has been dismissed because of questions about the plaintiff’s story.The claims of an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014 unraveled during the Manhattan federal court trial.At the request of lawyers on both sides, a judge dismissed the case Friday.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman had asked the parties to discuss dropping the case a day earlier after he concluded there was merit to GM’s claims that a document was doctored and injuries were exaggerated.GM says it is pleased the case is ending without any payment to the plaintiffs. A lawyer for plaintiff Robert Scheuer said he is disappointed but that other litigation against the automaker will continue.___9:10 a.m.Both sides say they’ll seek the dismissal of a trial aimed at defining settlement options for hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.Attorney Robert C. Hilliard said the action being taken Friday will mark a “disappointing” end to the trial from the plaintiffs’ point of view.General Motors Co. spokesman James R. Cain said the Manhattan case was unmerited.It involved an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014.On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that General Motors should be entitled to dispute the claims of Robert Scheuer with new evidence raising questions about his testimony. read more

Ohio State football kicks off spring practice

Ohio State football starts spring practice Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The start was the earliest documented practice in OSU history because of the university’s switch to the semester system. The practice, which will feature players working out without full pads, kicks off a 14-session schedule leading up to the program’s annual Spring Game, which is scheduled for April 13. The Spring Game will take place in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati because of construction at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes will practice again Thursday before taking off for spring break and resuming practices March 19. OSU last practiced Nov. 27 before its season finale against Michigan. Under the direction of coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes finished the 2012 season 12-0 – its first undefeated season since 2002. OSU finished No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll. read more