Earlier today, GM settled with the third bellwether plaintiff prior to trial in the ongoing litigation over allegedly defective ignition switches in GM vehicles.  Of three bellwether cases so far, the first was withdrawn before a verdict, the second was decided in GM’s favor, and the third has now settled.  Plaintiff’s counsel in the third bellwether case had previously asked Judge Furman to remove the co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ side after GM’s victory in the first bellwether, but Judge Furman declined to do so.

Our full coverage of the GM ignition switch litigation is here.