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Chrysler Hit With $150M Verdict Over Fatal Jeep Fire

Law360, Los Angeles (April 2, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A Georgia jury on Thursday awarded $150 million to the family of a boy who burned to death in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee after a rear-end collision, finding Fiat Chrysler LLC's defective rear-positioned fuel tank in the Jeep posed a fire risk and killed the child.

The Decatur County, Georgia, jury reached the verdict just hours after closing arguments concluded the eight-day trial, granting the family's request for $120 million for the full value of 4-year-old Remington Walden's life. Jurors found that Fiat Chrysler showed...
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