Torts: Corvair's Second Case

General Motors has won a significant decision in the case of the controversial Corvairs. Some 85 suits have been brought against G.M. by victims—and dependents of victims—injured in accidents involving Corvairs built in the 1960-63 model years. Almost all claim that the car's rear axle (since redesigned) gave the Corvair an inherent instability and a tendency to oversteer, resulting sometimes in fatal accidents. G.M. won the first suit last month by convincing a California jury that a fatal accident involving a 1960 Corvair was caused by driver inexperience; but the jury's decision...

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