I'm a little late in reporting this story. The Sacramento Bee reported last week that a jury in San Francisco awarded $73 million in damages against Ford, including $50 million in punitive damages, in a lawsuit arising from a fatal accident involving an Econoline van. The plaintiffs accused Ford of despicable conduct in failing to notify consumers of a tire recall notice from Goodyear. Ford took the position that the deaths would not have occurred if the plaintiffs had been wearing their seat belts.
October 23 roundup
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