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Ford, Driver Fight Over $1.5M Attys’ Fees At 9th Circ.

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 6:14 PM EST) -- Ford Motor Co. on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a decision awarding $1.5 million in attorneys’ fees to a woman who accused the automaker of failing to disclose acceleration defects in 150,000 vehicles, arguing that a program to fix the vehicles was prompted by a federal investigation and not the woman’s lawsuit.

During a hearing, Ford’s attorney, Jonathan Hacker of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, told a three-judge panel that its new “customer satisfaction program,” which offered customers relief for its allegedly defective Ford Freestyle...
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Gene Edwards v. Ford Motor Company


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16-55868

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

June 20, 2016


Case Title

Gene Edwards v. Ford Motor Company


Case Number

16-55935

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

July 1, 2016

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