Lawsuits: This Year’s Model

May 30, 2004
By DANNY HAKIM and NORM ALSTER

FORT WORTH

JUST before dark on Halloween night in 2002, Dereck Lopez turned her red Chevrolet Cavalier onto Hemphill Street, a long road that runs from downtown Fort Worth to the outskirts of the city. Ms. Lopez, 18, was heading to her brother’s house to take her nieces trick-or-treating.

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Lawsuits: This Year's Model

May 30, 2004
By DANNY HAKIM and NORM ALSTER

FORT WORTH

JUST before dark on Halloween night in 2002, Dereck Lopez turned her red Chevrolet Cavalier onto Hemphill Street, a long road that runs from downtown Fort Worth to the outskirts of the city. Ms. Lopez, 18, was heading to her brother’s house to take her nieces trick-or-treating.

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Ford Cited for Holding Key Evidence

 

Judges warn company about failure to provide court papers

WASHINGTON  It was far from an isolated incident when a Texas judge fined Ford Motor Co. $44,000 in February for failing to produce internal documents about substandard pickup truck door handles.

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Ford Stonewalls on Evidence, Judges Say

Ford has dragged its feet, misled plaintiffs and lied in a number of lawsuits, jurists in those cases contend. The automaker calls the incidents ‘honest mistakes.’

By Myron Levin, Los Angeles Times

Tough” is a word that Ford Motor Co. likes to use in marketing its popular pickup trucks, as in “Built Ford Tough.” The term could also be applied to Ford’s take-no-prisoners style in defending itself against product liability suits.

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