Jury Tells Volvo To Pay Amputee $8.75M

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 5:54 PM EST) -- A New York jury has ordered Volvo Car Corp. to fork over $8.75 million to a man who was hit by a 1987 Volvo 740 wagon that was missing a clutch starter safety switch, resulting in the eventual amputation of his leg.

The jury in the Supreme Court of the State of New York found Volvo to be at fault for the May 2002 incident, awarding plaintiff Manuel Reis the multimillion-dollar award for past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of earnings....
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