Los Angeles Times – Top Ten Auto Product Verdicts
Posted in on June 4, 2004
Here are the largest verdicts in defective-product lawsuits against automakers. Many of the awards were later reduced by the trial judge or on appeal.
|Anderson vs. General Motors; Malibu gas tank rupture; award was later reduced and case settled|
|Buell-Wilson vs. Ford; Explorer rollover; awaiting post-trial motions|
|Romo vs. Ford; Bronco II rollover; punitive damages reduced‚ paid|
|Jiminez vs. Chrysler; minivan rear-door latch failure; reversed‚ settled|
|Benavides vs. Ford; Ford F-150 door latch design; settled|
|White vs. Ford; Ford F-350 parking brake; punitives reversed‚ retried|
|Hardy vs. General Motors; Chevrolet S-10 Blazer door latch; settled|
|Robinson vs. Ford; Ranger rollover; settled|
|Grimshaw vs. Ford; Pinto rear-end collision fire; reduced‚ paid|
|Jernigan vs. General Motors; Oldsmobile Delta 88 door beams; reversed‚ settled|
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