The automaker disagrees with a jury’s $1.7 billion verdict in a case involving a rollover crash that killed two people in 2014.
“I used to buy Ford trucks,” one observed remarked. “I thought nobody would sell a truck with a roof this weak. The damn thing is useless in a wreck. You might as well drive a convertible,” he added. During the trial, the plaintiffs cited reports of 80 similar rollover wrecks to support their defective product claims.
During closing arguments, Ford’s lawyer said that it is “simply not the case” that the automaker was irresponsible and willfully made decisions that put customers at risk.