Fiat Chrysler Seeks New Trial In Case Of 4-Year-Old Boy Killed In Jeep Fire

I’m sorry, but $10 BILLION wouldn’t even be excessive for the horrific loss of a 4-year-old like this.

CBS Detroit

By TOM KRISHER
AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler has asked a Georgia judge for a new trial a month after a jury awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old Georgia boy killed in a crash and fire involving a Jeep.

The company, which makes Jeeps, says the jury’s award of $120 million for the life of Remington Walden and $30 million for his pain and suffering are “grossly excessive” and illegal under Georgia law. Fiat Chrysler, formally known as FCA US LLC, also contends the amounts are far higher than the largest awards in Georgia history that have been upheld on appeal.

Last month the jury in Decatur County ruled that Fiat Chrysler was 99 percent responsible for Walden’s death and that it acted with reckless disregard for human life in selling a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee to his family. Walden burned to death when the…

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