DELAWARE – On June 8, 2018, a Delaware jury awarded $40.6 million in compensatory damages to the plaintiff, Paula Knecht, in a case previously reported
by this blog. The defendant, Ford Motor Company (Ford), was assessed 20 percent liability, meaning the plaintiff was awarded $8.1 million against Ford.
Subsequently, Ford filed two post-trial motions:
- for judgment as a matter of law, or in the alternative, a new trial
- for a new trial, or in the alternative, remittitur.
The trial judge denied both motions and Ford…Continue reading...