Ford Not Liable For Rear Guard Failure: Court

Law360, New York (March 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to Ford Motor Co., a New Jersey state appeals court has reversed a lower court's award of $11.8 million to a man who was injured when a a flatbed truck's rear guard failed to stop his Ford Taurus from sliding under the truck's undercarriage in an accident.

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division, ruled Tuesday that it was neither “feasible nor practical” to impose on the company the legal responsibility for installing the safety device, given its...
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