Ford Motor Co. v. Gibson, 283 Ga 358 (2008)

Alan John Hamilton

Practice Area:Wrongful Death

Outcome:Supreme Court affirmed and upheld $13 million jury verdict

Description:Auto product liability case involving post-collision fuel fed fire that burned a 30 year old mother alive when her vehicle was struck from behind. Following a wrongful death jury verdict for $13 million, defendant appealed an issue preclusion sanction the trial court entered due to defendant's refusal to produce crash tests. The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's sanction and the jury's verdict unanimously, 7-0.