Fusco v. General Motors Corp.
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
11 F.3d 259 (1st Cir. 1993)
Carol Fusco (plaintiff) was injured in a car accident when her car suddenly veered off the road and hit a telephone pole. She brought suit against General Motors Corp. (GM) (defendant), the manufacturer of the car, claiming that the accident was caused by a malfunction in the car’s steering system. GM sought to introduce into evidence two video re-creations of the accident in which GM employees rigged a car to have the same defect that Fusco was claiming. In the videos, when the defect was re-created, the car reacted differently than Fusco’s. The trial court ruled that the videos were inadmissible and ruled in favor of Fusco. GM appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Boudin, J.)
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