Defense Victory for Ford Motor Co.

Lightfoot Partner Madeline Haikala was part of the trial team that successfully defended Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death action in which the plaintiff claimed that a Ford Ranger truck was defective because it lacked a rollover air bag system. After a two week trial that involved testimony from numerous experts, the plaintiff asked the jury to award $16 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Eighteen minutes after the trial court completed its jury instructions, which were based on Florida law, the jury found that the truck was not defective. The trial court entered judgment for Ford on the verdict. To read more about the trial, click here.


Practice areas mentioned:
Product Liability