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Product Liability / Auto / Post-Collision Fire

2/4/1993 - $105,241,612.84

Moseley v. General Motors Corp. and Ruprecht; State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. 17-year-old Shannon Moseley burned alive following a side impact collision due to a defective fuel system in a G.M. pickup truck with ‘side-saddle’ fuel tanks. Includes $101,000,000 punitive damages verdict. Plaintiffs proved that G.M. had known for more than a decade that the fuel system was defective and that G.M. had concealed and destroyed evidence in this case (just as it had in dozens of prior similar cases). Largest verdict ever against G.M.; one of the largest product liability verdicts in American history.

The verdict was overturned by the Supreme Court of Georgia and remanded back for a new trial.

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