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January 22, 2016

Judge Urges Plaintiffs’ Attorneys to Drop ‘Bellwether’ Ignition Switch Suit after ‘Alleged Fraud’ Uncovered

In one of six bellwether cases set for trial this year over alleged faulty General Motors ignition switches, a judge urged plaintiffs’ attorneys to drop the suit “amid revelations about alleged fraud involving the plaintiff.”

A U.S. District Court judge said the case of Robert Schemer, a mail carrier who claimed a faulty ignition switch disabled his air bag in an auto crash, was “worthless as a settlement tool.”

GM had uncovered evidence regarding the alleged financial harm that Schemer claimed he suffered when his car crashed into a tree in 2014. He said he “wasn’t able to purchase a home because of the crash”, but GM found evidence that “documents related to the transaction, including a check stub, had been doctored.”

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