On October 30, 2017, in Ford v. Ford Motor Company (District of NJ, 1:15-cv-357), Judge Noel Hillman of the District of New Jersey rejected Defendant’s motions and allowed Plaintiffs’ claims to proceed to trial. Our clients filed suit because their 2000 Ford Windstar was sitting idle in their garage when it unexpectedly caught fire. Our clients had simply been sitting in their living room watching television when their world exploded. The fire eventually burned down their home of many years, even forcing them to have to live in a trailer for a time.
We have alleged that the fire occurred because Ford Motor Company negligently designed or manufactured its Windstar van to allow contaminants inside through a faulty sealer. These contaminants would corrupt the inner wiring, setting the stage for spontaneous electrical fires. Ford Motor Company sought to strike our client’s expert and blame the fire on something else in the garage. The Court properly denied Ford Motor Company’s pre-trial motions. Our clients will now get their day in court for the loss of their home.
Locks Law Firm has been pursuing cases on behalf of victims against makers of defective products for over fifty years. The statute of limitations for these claims can differ depending on where you live, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you know that you have a claim.
The motion can be viewed here: Ford v. Ford – Summary Judgment Denied.