Shocking and Abrupt End to First GM Ignition Switch Trial
A trial in Oklahoma against General Motors alleging that a faulty ignition switch caused or was partly at fault in a car accident ended in a shocking way.
The male plaintiff has being accused of presenting forged documents as to his health immediately following the accident according to NBC news. The accusation apparently had some merit as both Plaintiff's lawyers and the GM lawyers asked the the judge to dismiss the case.
It is not clear how the Plaitniff's lawyers missed this fact in such a monumental case. The plaintiff clearly thought he could get away with something, but unfortunately for him and fortunate for our justice system the truth of his misdeeds is out in the open.
Hopefully, this disheartening outcome does not impact the other bellweather cases, cases used by the court system to set a parameter for potential settlement of large class action suits. You would hate to see other juries look skeptically at legitimate cases due to the notoriety of this first case.
In addition, such a brazen attempt to defraud the court system and a defendant could feed the false cries of tort reform that are fighting to limit the ability of plaintiff's to hold wealth corporations and other entities accountable.