Chrysler Seeks To Undo $150M Jeep Fire Death Verdict

By Joe Van Acker (May 8, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT) -- Chrysler Group LLC on Thursday asked a Georgia judge to grant a new trial after a jury awarded $150 million to the family of a boy who burned to death in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee after a rear-end collision, claiming that the damages were excessive and unconstitutional.

The automaker told the Superior Court of Decatur County that Remington Walden's parents biased the jury against Chrysler to achieve the "stunning and unprecedented" award, and said that Georgia law violates due process if it allows the verdict to stand.

"The $120 million wrongful death award is more than 11 times the largest...

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