Docket No. S033144.

8 Cal.4th 548 (1994)

882 P.2d 298

34 Cal. Rptr.2d 607

TERRI F. SOULE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

October 27, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Grace, Skocypec, Cosgrove & Schirm, Barry R. Schirm, Jan L. Pocatera, Susan L. Olson, Lisa M. Kralik, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, David M. Heilbron, Leslie G. Landau and Robert A. Brundage for Defendant and Appellant.

Harry M. Grossman as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

Charlotte E. Costan, Horton, Barbaro & Reilly, Frank P. Barbaro and Douglas A. Scott for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Ian Herzog, Douglas Devries, Leonard Sachs, Bruce Broillet, David Rosen, Thomas Stolpman, Gary Paul, Robert Steinberg, Roland Wrinkle, Harvey R. Levine, Leonard Esquina, Greene, Broillet, Taylor & Wheeler, Christine Spagnoli, Esner, Marylander, Zakheim & Higa, Stuart B. Esner and Grant Marylander as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.



Plaintiff's ankles were badly injured when her General Motors (GM) car collided with another vehicle. She sued GM, asserting that defects in her automobile allowed its left front wheel to break free, collapse rearward, and smash the floorboard into her feet. GM denied any defect and claimed that the force of the collision itself was the sole cause of the injuries. Expert...

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