The lawyers were paid millions of dollars. Ford Motor Co. put behind it a costly lawsuit connected to the Explorer rollover scandal of the 1990s. And the judge closed out a complex case that clogged a California court's overburdened calendar for more than seven years. Everyone seemingly got some tangible benefit -- except for nearly all of the 1 million consumers covered by the class action lawsuit filed in their name. None of the consumers got money, only discount coupons toward new Ford purchases.
In Ford Settlement, Lawyers Emerge as the Winner
The Associated Press
August 3, 2009