February 18, 2019

Alabama jury awards $100 million against Ford

Reuters reports on an Alabama verdict awarding $51.8 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to a man paralyzed in a 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford explorer.  This verdict comes roughly 25 years after another noteworthy punitive damages award by an Alabama jury against an automaker: the $4 million award against BMW that led to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in BMW v. Gore.