Farrar & Ball successfully concluded litigation against Ford Motor Company when a settlement was reached in Trujillo, et. al. v. Ford Motor Company et. al., filed in Maricopa County, Arizona. The lawsuit steamed from a rollover incident. The Trujillo family was traveling in their Ford Explorer when the left rear tire suffered a tread separation, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll over. The incident killed three individuals, all of whom were represented by Farrar & Ball, LLP.
Through discovery and past experience, Farrar & Ball learned the Explorer was defectively designed in that it is unable to control in the event of a tread separation and has a dangerous propensity to rollover. Farrar & Ball reached a settlement with Ford prior to trial. The amount of the settlement is confidential at the insistence of Ford.