Ford Dodges $47M Suit Over Fatal Police Car Crash

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 9:22 PM EST) -- A Missouri jury on Wednesday found Ford Motor Co. was not liable for a 2003 car crash that resulted in the death of a state trooper and caused serious injuries to a driver, relieving the auto giant of $47 million in damages.

Michael Nolte, who was left with burn injuries after the crash, and his wife Barbie, claimed the 2003 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that state trooper Michael Newton was driving was defective because of the location of its fuel tank, the location and design of...
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