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Virginia Supreme Court Reverses $20 Million Verdict Against Mazda

(September 27, 2016, 10:38 AM EDT) -- RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Supreme Court on Sept. 8 reversed a $20 million verdict that was entered against Mazda after finding that the car maker had no duty to design a soft top for its convertible cars that would protect drivers from injuries that can occur during rollover accidents (Holiday Motor Corporation, et al. v. Shannon B. Walters, No. 150391, Va. Sup.; 2016 Va. LEXIS 111).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160928-004Z.)

The high court said there is no duty among car makers to make sure that...
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