Florida Judge Throws Out Verdict in Ford Unintended-Acceleration Case

A Florida judge on July 20 said Ford misled the court and federal safety investigators by concealing documents in a case decided in Ford’s favor in 2010. According to the judge, the documents proved that unintended acceleration in certain vehicles could have been caused by electromagnetic interference with those vehicles’ cruise control systems.

There was “clear and convincing evidence” that Ford engaged in “misconduct” in an attempt to keep information from the jury and influence the outcome of last year’s trial, wrote Judge William T. Swigert of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Sumter County.

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