Ford Ordered To Pay $3M In Collapsible Seat Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A jury has instructed Ford Motor Co. to pay $3 million in damages to the estate of a 76-year-old woman who died after suffering injuries when her car was rear-ended and the driver’s seat collapsed, causing her to hit the backseat of the car and break her back.

The 12-person jury in the State Court of Cobb County, Georgia issued its verdict in favor of Lathy and Lynn Reese Tuesday, after a 2-week trial and two and a half half days of deliberations. The jury did...
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