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Georgia Judge Sanctions Ford After Finding It Forced Mistrial in Wrongful Death Rollover Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 1, 2018 12:35:51 PM

Testimony from Dr. Thomas McNish that Judge Shawn Bratton considered one of multiple "willful" violations of court orders, warranting sanctions against Ford in a suit over the deaths of a Georgia couple. 


Editor's Note 8/2/18: This article is updated with a statement from Ford. 

Lawrenceville, GA—A Gwinnett County State Court judge last month precluded Ford from challenging its underlying fault in a wrongful death rollover suit, as part of an array of sanctions for conduct that he concluded forced a mistrial in the case. Hill v. Ford, 16-C-04179-S2.

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.

Truck Rolled Over 2.5 Times in Roof Crush Wreck, Expert Concludes in Wrongful Death Trial Against Ford

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 5, 2018 9:30:57 AM

An image from the computer animation that defense accident reconstruction expert Geoffrey Germane used to explain his theory that Melvin and Voncile Hills' Ford truck rolled over more than twice in their fatal wreck.


Lawrenceville, GA—An accident reconstruction expert testified that a catastrophic tire blowout sent a Ford truck violently out of control and led to a multiple-revolution rollover that killed a Georgia couple, as Ford mounted its defense Tuesday over claims the company was responsible for the fatal wreck. Hill v. Ford Motor Co., 16-C-04179-S2.

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Transportation, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.

Ford's Rejection of Engineers' Advice Caused Deadly Roof Collapse, Attorney Claims as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 27, 2018 7:09:01 PM

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Lawrenceville, GA—Ford ignored clear safety issues in the roof design of many of its F-series pickup trucks, leading to the 2014 death of a Georgia couple in a rollover crash, an attorney for the couple’s family said as trial opened against the auto giant last week. Hill v. Ford Motor Co., 16-C-04179-S2. 

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.

Ford Faces Trial This Week Over Claim Defective Roof Design Killed 2 People in Truck Rollover Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 20, 2018 3:51:13 PM

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Lawrenceville, GA—Jury selection is underway at trial against Ford Motor Co. for the role it may have played in the April 2014 rollover crash deaths of a Georgia couple. Hill v. Ford Motor Co., 16-C-04179-S2.

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.

Watch Live, Blockbuster Ford Roof Crush Trial for Free, with CVN Essentials

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Mar 20, 2018 2:26:00 PM


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Topics: Hill v. Ford Motor Co.