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Defense Verdict On Behalf Of Ford After 26 Day Trial

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Austin attorney Bill Mennucci represented Ford Motor Company as lead trial appellate counsel in a products liability/personal injury lawsuit. This case involved a rear end collision in which the driver's seat collapsed rearward and the driver suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe orthopedic injuries. Plaintiffs alleged that the seat of the vehicle was defectively designed. After a 26 day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict for Ford, and the court entered a take-nothing judgment.  Plaintiffs did not appeal the judgment. The case is styled John Holmes and Wife, Helen Holmes v. FORD Motor Company, Guillermo V. Cardona & State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance; Cause No. D-173482