Ford Misled Jury In Acceleration Injury Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge last week vacated a judgment for Ford Motor Co. and ordered a new trial for damages in a suit over an injury allegedly caused by the unintended acceleration of a Ford van, saying the carmaker misled the jury.

Peggy and Ralph Stimpson alleged their 1991 Ford Aerostar van accelerated suddenly and traveled more than 100 feet with the brakes out, hitting a utility pole and disabling Peggy Stimpson. They brought claims for strict liability, negligence and punitive damages for fraudulent concealment of...
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