First GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit Dismissed Over Perjury Allegations2
The first bellwether trial involving the General Motors ignition-switch recall has been dismissed amid perjury accusations.
Rober Scheuer will walk away from the lawsuit after GM uncovered evidence of the plaintiff forging documentation, thus, undermining his claims. After his 2003 Saturn Ion wrecked without deploying the airbags, Scheuer said the extent of injuries led to him and his family being evicted from their “dream house”, according to Automotive News.
“I really do commend you for doing the right and sensible thing,” U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman told lawyers for both sides before excusing the jurors.
GM was granted the chance to present the evidence to jurors that Scheuer utterly made up the story putting the automaker at fault for the family’s eviction four months after the accident. The judge said the new evidence would probably be “devastating” to the case.
This particular trial was to be the first of six bellwether cases for the ignition-switch trials, and was to set the course for thousands of other motorists in possible settlements. Now, attention will turn to a case GM chose to bring to trial. The next trial is set for March.
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I had read up on this case and boy was it really a scam. I was in fear the judge was going to let it go on but I see it was too much for even him.
Lets put it this way GM had enough proof to stop this guy six ways to Sunday.
He claimed he was run off the road from by a mystery car. He had claimed to be knocked out for 3 hours but yet made calls from that location while knocked out?
There was a lot more to it like the claimed injuries were also the same ones he had been treated for. Also he was taking a pain pill that should not be taken while driving as you can fall asleep and go off the road.
I saw photos of the car and odds are it would not have set the bags off as it was not a hard impact. A small tree clipped the end of the fender.
I have looked into about 20-25 of these cases and most of them had issues that the driver did that often caused directly their death. The Airbag was not going to save them anyways.
It makes me wonder how many more bogus cases are out there.
Hey if the death or injury was directly cause by no air bag I am good with a case but when they are not even belted in sorry you cause your own death.
Too many in the public think the key going off cause the crash. The truth is in most of these cases the crash happened and only the bag did not go off due to the key getting jarred as they go off the road or hit something. Most of these people would not have crashed if they had not been under the influence or died if they had been belted in.
Like the girl GM paid out for that was in the back seat that died. The accident was not because of the key. Now the bag did not deploy but it was not going to save anyone in the backs seat. If you get tossed into the windshield from the back seat unbelted no bag is going to save you.
If I were GM I would go after this guys lawyer for court and legal cost.
I can understand what the writer is trying to state in his comment although his writing style is awkward and very difficult to understand.