Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Ford has agreed to settle class action suits covering plaintiffs in California, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas arising out of claims that Ford Explorer SUVs were prone to rolling over. It is reported that plaintiffs will get transferable vouchers to buy new Explorers or other Ford or Lincoln Mercury cars. This apparently settles all the suits against Ford arising out of the rollover accidents linked to Ford Explorers and Bridgestone/Firestone tires. The Associated Press article can be accessed here. Because the cases were brought in California State Court, the CAFA limitations on coupon settlements do not apply.