Cert Denied in Ford Rollover Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of $82.6 million verdict against Ford Motor Company. In the appeal, Ford’s product liability lawyers argued that Ford should not have to pay $55 million in punitive damages awarded in a Ford Explorer rollover lawsuit because the design met federal safety standards.

No question, $82 million is a chunk of change. But the Plaintiff was paralyzed in the crash. All of us would take being able to walk over $82 million.

The jury was obviously sending Ford a message in this case.

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