Ill. High Court Nixes $43M Verdict Over Ford Explosion

Law360, Chicago (September 22, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday tossed a $43 million verdict against Ford Motor Co., holding that a jury improperly found that Ford had negligently designed its 1993 Lincoln Town Car, causing an explosion that killed one and severely injured another.

Reversing judgments entered and affirmed by state trial and appellate courts, the high court nixed the damages awarded to Dora Jablonski and the estate of her late husband, John, finding that they had "presented insufficient evidence from which a jury could conclude that Ford breached...
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