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Miami-Dade Jury Orders Ford to Pay Hurt Girl $15.4 Million


Miami-Dade Jury Orders Ford to Pay Hurt Girl $15.4 Million

BY ELAINE DE VALLE AND JAY WEAVER A Miami-Dade County jury Thursday ordered Ford Motor Company to pay a $15.4 million award to a young girl who suffered paralysis and severe brain damage in a rollover van accident during her fam- ily’s trip to Disney World two years ago. Mary “Phoebe’’ Jimenez, 12, and her parents won the judgment after the jury found Ford liable for improperly installing the air valve on the right-rear Goodyear tire of the family’s rented Econoline E-350 van. The tire exploded as the family was leaving Jacksonville for Orlando on May 9, 1999, causing the new van to roll over on Interstate 95, the jury […]