A jury in rural Alabama has ordered Mack Trucks Inc. to pay $50 million in punitives to the family of a 33-year-old truck driver who burned to death after a rollover accident.
The Grove Hill, Ala., jury agreed with the plaintiff’s contention that Mack was responsible for the death of Tonnie Ray Witherspoon because the company had failed to install an inexpensive device that would have shut off electrical power during the rollover.
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