Ford Fails To Limit Potential Payout In $4M Fire Suit

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Wednesday shot down Ford Motor Co.’s bid to avoid paying nearly $4 million to Scottsdale Insurance Co. for damage stemming from a warehouse fire allegedly caused by one of the automaker’s trucks.

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled that Scottsdale’s recovery shouldn’t be limited to the $2.25 million cash value of the Pacific Sheet Metal Inc. warehouse and lost equipment, but should also potentially include the $1.7 million it paid to build a new facility.

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Case Information

Case Title

Pacific Sheet Metal, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Marsha J. Pechman

Date Filed

March 8, 2010

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