Consumers Urge Judge to Throw Out GM Databases

Jan. 6, 2016

Jan. 6, 2016—Consumers in multidistrict litigation over General Motors’ alleged faulty ignitions switches urged a New York federal judge to ban the automaker from using two massive databases in an upcoming trial due to the fact that the automaker won’t identify which part of the data it intends to use, according to a report by Law360.

"Plaintiff has repeatedly asked New GM to identify with greater specificity those portions of this massive data collection that it intends to offer at trial," the plaintiff argued, according to the report. "New GM, however, has staunchly refused to provide this information, telling Plaintiff’s counsel that we will learn during trial which tiny part of this immense data compilation that New GM will seek to admit and publish to the jury."

This dispute comes a week after US. District Judge Jesse M. Furman threw out General Motors LLC’s motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s claims .

The trial is slated to begin on Jan. 11.

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