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New Trial Ordered In $9M Ford 'Illusory Park' Case

Law360 (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has reversed a $9 million punitive damages award and ordered a new trial in the case of a woman who sued Ford Motor Co. after her leg was trapped under her Ford Windstar van as it unexpectedly began to roll backward out of her driveway.

In a majority ruling Tuesday, two judges of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said a new trial was warranted because the district court wrongly excluded the testimony of plaintiff Dawn...
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