Jury deliberations in a massive class action against Ford Motor Co. stalled Tuesday, with the jury foreman passing a note along to the court concluding that there is “no hope of reaching a verdict.”
After 10 days of deliberations in Alameda County Superior Court agonizing over a hefty 16-page verdict form, jurors reported they were split 6-6 on one question and 8-4 on a second. Both questions address Ford’s liability for selling cars it allegedly knew contained faulty parts. A minimum of nine votes is required either way. The jury did not indicate whether it was biased in the plaintiffs’ or Ford’s favor in its vote over question two.
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