$259 million award tossed in DCX minivan latch case

Freedman, Eric
December 2001
Automotive News;12/24/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5963, p16
Trade Publication
Focuses on the wrongful death suit involving a rear liftgate latch on a 1985 Dodge Caravan of DaimlerChrysler Corp. (DCX) in the United States. Lack of legal grounds for punitive damages; Denial of DCX on the liability of a defectively designed latch; Limitation of the potential damages.


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