Kia Franklin

Man Wins SUV Rollover Case

Here's the article. The jury found that Ford knew the rear suspension was faulty and could have fixed it, as they did with the models of the car that were in Venezuela. According to the article, "Ford engineers there found that stiffer shock absorbers mounted differently solved the problem... but the changes were not implemented on Explorers in the United States." Why?

Ford's defense: the guy didn't have his seatbelt on properly. The jury found the plaintiff 35% responsible and Ford 65% responsible. Ford was ordered to pay $10 million in damages. Speaking of damage, the plaintiff suffered permanent brain injuries from the collision.

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Posted at 7:09 PM, Feb 11, 2008 in Product Liability
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