Jury Clears Kia In Liability Suit Over Sorento SUV

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has found Kia Motors America Inc. and Kia Motors Corp. not liable for $30 million in personal and punitive damages, in a case involving safety provisions in Kia's Sorento line of SUVs.

A jury in the District Court of Oklahoma County in the state of Oklahoma returned a unanimous verdict on March 3 in favor of Kia after a 17-day trial in which the plaintiff, Mary Boren, argued that the vehicle's defective and failed safety technologies were at fault in a 2005 accident in...
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