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This Jan. 8, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. District Court, Southern District, taken by a court employee/photographer, shows a section of a General Motors car in a courtroom in New York where jury selection began Monday, Jan 11, 2016, for a trial meant to narrow legal issues for hundreds of civil lawsuits brought against General Motors over faulty ignition switches. (U.S. District Court, Southern District via AP)

(Bloomberg) — 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.

Robert Scheuer, 49, will walk away empty-handed, ending a lawsuit that was supposed to serve as a guide for hundreds of others against GM over the ignition switch, his lawyer said in a filing Friday in Manhattan federal court.

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