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$25 Million Verdict - Defective Braking System

July 2017

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.

About Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb

Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb is a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. The firm has achieved success throughout the United States, including large jury verdicts in numerous states and in a wide variety of areas, including trucking litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and car accidents. Our lawyers are consistently ranked in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and other prestigious ranking directories.

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Practice area(s): Car / Auto Accident

Brett Turnbull

Brett Turnbull has embraced the philosophy of keeping clients first in distinguishing himself as a leading trial lawyer, recognized for his jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients killed or injured by the negligent and wrongful actions of others. When Brett goes before a jury, he reali...