It this wasn't so sad, it would be funny. When will we change the laws so
scum scking bottom feederscan't get away with crap like this? Ford should be
ashamed for paying off the crooked lawyers. As for the Customers, well, I
suppose if you want a Ford, the "certificate" is worth something.
Ford agrees to settle some rollover cases
November 29, 2007 - 12:01 am ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. has agreed to settle class-action
litigation covering plaintiffs in four states who claimed its Explorer sport
utility vehicles were prone to rollovers, Ford said on Wednesday.
"From Ford's position, we believe the settlement is fair and reasonable and
in the best in interests of our customers and our shareholders," Ford
spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said.
A preliminary approval hearing was scheduled for Monday, Kinley said, but
declined to estimate the cost to Ford.
The settlement applies to about 1 million people in California, Connecticut,
Illinois and Texas, according to the Associated Press, which cited Kevin
Roddy, a New Jersey attorney and co-counsel for the SUV owners who brought
The attorney, who could not immediately be reached, told the AP that the
settlement would be filed later on Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior
Court. It will allow vehicle owners to apply for $500 vouchers to buy new
Explorers or $300 vouchers to buy other Ford or Lincoln Mercury products.
The settlements apply to Explorers from model years 1991 through 2001, Roddy
said in the report.