Hyundai Hit With $14M Verdict In Faulty Air Bag Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A Virginia state court jury on Friday hit Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. with a $14 million verdict in a case brought by the parents of a teenager who allegedly sustained traumatic brain injury when the side air bag in his Tiburon failed to deploy during an accident.

In February 2010, Zachary "Gage" Duncan, then 16, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon when the vehicle collided with a tree and the air bags failed to deploy, causing significant injuries. The jury found that Hyundai breached the implied warranty...
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