Missouri Supreme Court issues opinion in failure to warn case

Ford.jpgThe Missouri Supreme Court issued an opinion on January 25, 2011 in Moore v. Ford Motor Company, regarding whether Ford failed to properly warn consumers about the possibility of seat collapse when its Ford Explorer vehicles are involved in an accident, especially for people who are larger.

Ms. Moore was six feet tall and 300 pounds, and was involved in an accident where her seat collapsed. She was injured, and left a paraplegic. The Missouri Supreme Court found that the trial court erred in awarding a directed verdict in this case and found Plaintiff made a submissible case that the Explorer had potential dangers, and that Ford failed to warn of those dangers.