High Court Lets Stand $13M Award V. Chrysler

By Erin Coe (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s request to review a state Supreme Court decision upholding an award of $13 million in punitive damages to the parents of an 8-month-old boy who died in a 2001 car crash.

The high court on Tuesday denied Chrysler's petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Tennessee Supreme Court's July ruling that affirmed the award in the wrongful death suit.

In its U.S. Supreme Court petition, the firm argued that the seat on the 1998 Dodge Caravan that allegedly struck the back of the infant's head exceeded safety requirements and was comparable to industrywide...

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