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December 10, 2015 in

Wreck victim awarded $14 million

A Pulaski County jury says Hyundai Motor Co. must pay over $14 million to a man who sustained permanent brain damage in a February 2010 wreck. Keith and Vanessa Duncan sued the car manufacturer on Gage Duncan’s behalf because the driver side air bag did not deploy when the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon Gage was driving struck a tree alongside Belspring Road. He was 16 years...
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December 10, 2015 in

Chrysler hit with $150 million verdict in Grand Cherokee fire death

A Georgia jury found Chrysler responsible for the fiery death of a 4-year old who was burned alive in Jeep Grand Cherokee involved in a 2012 accident. The jury found that Chrysler showed "reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sale" of the Grand Cherokee's gas tank, which federal safety regulators had argued was susceptible to leaking fuel and bursting into...
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December 10, 2015 in

Huge U.S. Jury Awards in 2014 May Foretell Trouble for Carmakers

(Bloomberg) -- Huge jury verdicts against companies over fatal flaws in their products made a comeback last year, which may foretell more bad news for carmakers with defective parts. Absent for a decade, billion-dollar verdicts returned in product-defect suits in 2014. The largest was for $23.6 billion in favor of the family of a smoker who died at 36. Coming in second was one for...
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December 10, 2015 in

Jury awards $11 million in lawsuit over auto defect

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal jury ruled that Toyota bore most of the responsibility in a 2006 car crash that took the lives of three people, CBS Minneapolis reported. But it also placed some blame on the driver of the vehicle, who was jailed as a result but later released. Tuesday afternoon, the jury awarded Koua Fong Lee and the families involved in the accident $11.44...
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December 10, 2015 in

Roanoke jury awards $20 million in Sports Car Accident

By Laurence Hammack A Roanoke jury has awarded $20 million to a woman who was paralyzed from the chest down when her sports car overturned in a freak accident on a country road. The product liability verdict against Mazda Motor Corp. is believed to be the largest of its kind in Roanoke Circuit Court, at least in recent history. Shannon Walters, 35, testified during the...
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