GM Wins Big in First Trial Over Deadly Ignition Switch

  • Carmaker says driver doctored check stub to buy `dream house'
  • Judge had urged the parties to resolve the case without jury

General Motors Co. world headquarters in Detroit.

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The Oklahoma mail carrier at the center of the first trial over General Motors Co.’s deadly ignition-switch defect is dropping his claims after he and his wife were accused of lying in court, in a major victory for the carmaker.

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