The first lawsuit against General Motors in regards to an ignition switch defect has been dismissed due to fraudulent testimonies given by the plaintiff and his wife. The automobile company is facing hundreds of lawsuits after individuals claimed that their delay in recalling vehicles led to injuries and even deaths from accidents caused by the defect. Leading the first round of cases against General Motors are attorneys Robert Hilliard, Steve Berman and Elizabeth Cabraser, who chose this case to be the first tried against the motor company.
The plaintiffs in the first case, Robert Scheuer and his wife, saw their lawsuit dismissed after it was revealed that Schueur submitted a fraudulent check as evidence and overstated the injuries he received from the accident involving the defective switch. Despite this dismissal, the lawyers are expected to take on another five cases against GM, with one beginning in March.
Automobile defects such as the one that led General Motors to recall millions of vehicles are unfortunately far too common. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, our Madison legal team is prepared to take on cases involving automotive defects in order to fight on behalf of victims who have suffered at the hands of negligent manufacturers. Call our offices today at (800) 242-2874 to learn more.