The second huge verdict by a California jury against an automaker in four days — $295 million against Ford Motor Co. for a fatal rollover in Stanislaus County — seems to reflect a change in juror attitudes, some legal analysts said Tuesday.
A Superior Court jury on Monday awarded $5 million in compensation and $290 million in punitive damages to the family of a couple and their son who were killed when a Ford Bronco swerved to avoid a collision and overturned on a freeway in 1993.
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