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.
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.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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