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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