Judge Dismisses Fraud Claim In 2nd GM Ignition Switch Trial

Law360, New York (March 28, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge threw out a fraudulent misrepresentation claim from the second ignition-switch bellwether trial against General Motors on Monday, minutes after the automaker rested its case, ruling that the owner failed to prove she relied on statements from GM about the safety of her car.

GM is facing a three-week trial in which a Louisiana driver and passenger blame the ignition switch for their January 2014 crash. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman partially granted GM's motion for judgment as a matter of law, which the automaker filed on Friday after the plaintiffs rested their case, leaving...

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