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US Supreme Court rejects Chrysler appeal of $13 million damage award.

On Behalf of | May 27, 2009 | Firm News

Created: 27 May 2009

Bloomberg News (5/26, Stohr) reported, “The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Chrysler LLC’s appeal of a $13 million punitive damage award to the family of an 8-month-old who died in a 2001 Tennessee accident while riding in a Dodge Caravan.” The car company “argued unsuccessfully that the award violated constitutional limits on damages laid out in previous Supreme Court cases.” The AP (5/26) reported, “The lawsuit claimed 8-month-old Joshua Flax was riding in the back seat of a 1998 Dodge Caravan in Nashville, Tenn., in 2001 when the vehicle was rear-ended, causing the front passenger seat to collapse and the passenger to strike him, fracturing his skull.”