Both sides will seek to end GM ignition switch trial


NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides say they’ll seek the dismissal of a trial aimed at defining settlement options for hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.

Attorney Robert C. Hilliard said the action being taken Friday will mark a “disappointing” end to the trial from the plaintiffs’ point of view.

General Motors Co. spokesman James R. Cain said the Manhattan case was unmerited.

It involved an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that General Motors should be entitled to dispute the claims of Robert Scheuer with new evidence raising questions about his testimony.

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