Jury Sides With Ford In $27M Defective Design Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal jury sided with Ford Motor Co. Friday in a $27 million lawsuit brought by an accident victim who blamed the design of Ford's heavy-duty pickup truck for her paralysis.

The jury reached a unanimous verdict after more than six hours of deliberation, finding that Ford was not at fault in a February 2007 drunk driving accident involving a model year 2002 F-250 pickup truck that ran off a rural road in Jackson County, Iowa, smashed into a tree and landed upside down....
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