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Ford Wants New PowerShift Trial After Driver Atty ‘Misconduct’

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Ford Wants New PowerShift Trial After Driver Atty ‘Misconduct’

Law360 (June 8, 2020, 9:10 PM EDT) — Ford has urged a California federal judge to scrap a jury’s finding that it violated California’s lemon law by refusing to buy back a Focus with problems in its PowerShift transmission, arguing its $23,155 trial loss was the result of a “strategy of pervasive misconduct” by the plaintiffs.

In a pair of motions, one arguing for a new trial and one seeking an entry of judgment in its favor, Ford Motor Co. on Friday urged U.S. District Judge AndrĂ© Birotte Jr. to toss a Los Angeles jury’s December finding that the automaker had violated California’s Song-Beverly Act. The trial is part…

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