$25 Million Verdict - Defective Braking System
In July 2017, TCH partner Brett Turnbull received a $25 million verdict in a case involving allegations that the brakes in a 2004 Infiniti QX56 SUV caused an accident that killed three people and caused an elderly driver to be wrongfully charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Mr. Turnbull and his clients alleged that Nissan North America Inc., the company that designed and manufactured the QX56, knew about problems with the "delta stroke sensor" component in the braking system, but failed to adequately warn consumers by issuing a nationwide product recall. The jury agreed, and allowed approximately $25 million in damages for plaintiffs.
Nissan appealed the verdict, which was eventually upheld by the Court of Appeals in California. The case was Cruz v. Nissan North America Inc., et al., Case No. BC493949, Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County.
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