Man Injured By Ford Van Wins $6M

Law360, New York (July 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Florida jury on Wednesday ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay $6 million to a 22-year-old man who was temporarily paralyzed in the rollover of a 1993 Ford Aerostar van five years ago.

The jury's verdict comes after a six-week trial. It found that Ford, the sole defendant in the case, had been negligent by putting the vehicle up for sale with a design defect that led to the van's roof collapsing.

Julian Felipe, the lead plaintiff in the case, had been in the front passenger...
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