CORRECTED: NJ Court Upholds $5M Verdict Against Chevrolet Dealer

Law360, New York (April 30, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate panel upheld a $5 million verdict against a Chevrolet dealer in a suit brought by a family who suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident after the vehicle's rear tire blew out, saying the trial judge had not abused his discretion.

In an April 23 per curiam opinion, the New Jersey Appellate Division rejected Flemington Buick Chevrolet Pontiac GMC's arguments that it was deprived of a fair trial and that the judge's reduced $3 million punitive damages award was too much. The appellate panel found that Law Division Judge W. Hunt Dumont had rightfully denied the car...

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