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Monday, December 23, 2002

$225M Verdict in Ford Rollover
Video of Ford rollover crash test was crucial to win, attorney says
Peter Page -- The National Law Journal -- 12-23-2002

A Texas jury has hit Ford Motor Co. with a $225 million judgment, exclusive of any punitive damages, to compensate the families of two people killed when they were ejected from an overturning pickup truck. The recent judgment is one of the largest ever compensation-only products liability judgments, said Jeff Wigington. He and David Rumley of Corpus Christi, Texas' Wigington Rumley represented the family of Paul Alaniz, 35, the driver of the truck.

* * * Wigington said his most compelling evidence was a videotape, obtained during discovery, of the passenger-side doors on an F-150 springing open during a rollover crash test conducted by Ford.

Related:
California Justices Let Stand $290M Award Against Ford
Videotape Revives Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Co.
 

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