Appeals Court Reverses $60M Award Against Ford

Law360, New York (November 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a major coup for Ford Motor Company, a Florida appeals court has overturned a $60 million product liability award handed to the parents of a teenager killed during the rollover of a 1996 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle.

On Wednesday, the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida tossed out the earlier, multi-million dollar verdict and ordered a new trial in the case involving deceased victim Lance Hall.

The panel vacated the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court ruling after discovering that the trial...
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