Autos: Something of a Victory

A rather large part of the fuss over auto safety has involved 1960-63 models of Chevrolet's Corvair, which have been the subject of some 150 lawsuits. Nearly all of them charged that the car's rear axle caused oversteering that resulted in accidents. So far, only four cases have reached verdicts. General Motors won three, while a jury decision against the company in the fourth was set aside.

And in what could prove the pattern for disposition of the suits still pending, G.M. last week settled 47 cases out of court by paying out a total of $340,000.

Considering that the suits...

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