Ford Settles Rollover Case After $131M Verdict

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. on Thursday reportedly settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a top Major League Baseball prospect who died when his Explorer flipped, days after a Mississippi jury awarded the plaintiffs $131 million.

Ford reached a confidential settlement with Brian Cole’s family, prompted by the jury’s whopping $131 million award and the prospect of additional punitive damages in the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of Jasper County, Miss., the Associated Press reported.

The plaintiffs initially filed suit in 2004, seeking $140...
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