Bad Brakes To Cost Kia $6M: Jury

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New Jersey jury has handed consumers a $6 million victory in a product liability class action alleging that certain models of Kia Motors America Inc.'s Sephia had defective brakes.

The verdict, rendered Friday in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Union County, N.J., came after a month-long trial in which jurors found that a class of New Jersey consumers was entitled to receive $6,029,250 in damages due to a defect design in the brake system of the 1995-2001 Kia Sephia.

The class includes 8,039...
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