GM TRIAL ENDS AMID CLAIMS OF FRAUD

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new york» A trial that was sup­posed to help set­tle hun­dreds of law­suits stem­ming from Gen­eral Mo­tors’ faulty ig­ni­tion switches abruptly ended Fri­day, a day af­ter the judge raised ques­tions about the plain­tiff ’s truth­ful­ness.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman dis­missed the jury hear­ing the case in which Robert Scheuer, an Ok­la­homa man, claimed a faulty ig­ni­tion switch pre­vented his air bags from in­flat­ing when his car crashed in 2014.

On Thurs­day, Furman agreed that ev­i­dence sub­mit­ted by GM re­vealed that a doc­u­ment sup­port­ing Scheuer’s claims ap­peared to have been doc­tored. By the next morn­ing, Gen­eral Mo­tors Co. and Scheuer’s lawyers said they wanted to call the trial off.

Scheuer’s lawyer, Robert C. Hil­liard, said it was dis­ap­point­ing the trial was end­ing and the over­all lit­i­ga­tion in­volv­ing other plain­tiffs would con­tinue. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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