A judge has cut a jury’s award against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from $150 million to $40 million in a Bainbridge case over a child killed by an exploding Jeep gas tank after a rear-end collision.
Judge J. Kevin Chason of South Georgia Circuit Superior Court on Friday denied Fiat Chrysler’s motion for a new trial on the condition that the plaintiffs accept a remittitur, dropping the wrongful death portion of the verdict from $120 million down to $30 million and the pain and suffering portion from $30 million to $10 million.
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