Moseley v. General Motors Corp. 9/8/95

This case was tried in early 1993 resulting in a verdict of $105 million, including $101 million in punitive damages, the largest verdict in Georgia history and the largest verdict ever against GM (at the time). GM appealed the case and the verdict was overturned, with GM boasting to the appellate court and the press that it looked forward to re-trying the Moseley case. The surviving parents of Shannon Moseley, who burned alive when his pickup truck was struck by a later model GM pickup and burst into flames, agreed to settle their case because they were satisfied it had helped to tell the public the trucks were dangerous and "it was time to move on." This was one of four cases GM simultaneously settled on the eve of the trial of one of the cases. The settlement amount is confidential at Defendant's request.

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