Ford Evades Fire Evidence In Va. Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 7:34 PM EST) -- The Virginia Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision on Thursday refused to allow the father of a 3-year-old girl who burned to death in a Ford Motor Co. Windstar minivan to introduce evidence of other vehicle fires, concluding that he cannot show they were caused by similar defects.

Upholding a lower court ruling in Steven Funkhouser's wrongful death suit against Ford accusing the company of failing to warn consumers of a known fire hazard, the state high court said that testimony about seven other Windstar fires...
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