As Ford Authority reported last August, FoMoCo was ordered to pay $1.7 billion in punitive damages as a direct result of a lawsuit filed by the children of two people killed when their 2002 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup rolled over. That lawsuit alleged that models built between 1999 and 2016 had weak roofs that could crush occupants in the event of a rollover accident, a claim that the automaker has not only denied as these trucks met federal safety standards at the time, but also filed an appeal over following the court’s decision and later asked for a new trial, which seems unlikely to happen. Regardless, a number of other roof crush Ford Super Duty lawsuits have been filed since then in the U.S. and Canada, though one of them was just dismissed, and now, multiple lawsuits are being consolidated into one, according to Car Complaints.
This consolidation was completed by Judge F. Kay Behm, who condensed a total of three Ford Super Duty roof crush lawsuits – Ryan Scott v. Ford, Steven Beck v. Ford, and Curtis Bright v. Ford – into the single class action titled In re Ford Super Duty Roof-Crush Litigation in a Michigan federal court.
This isn’t the first time multiple Ford-related lawsuits have been condensed into one, as Judge Paul Borman previously consolidated Beck v. Ford with a related case called Rhodes v. Ford back in October 2022. Now, the plaintiffs involved in all three previous lawsuits will move forward in one unified effort, at least in the state of Michigan, as as multiple suits are still active in other states across the U.S. and Canada.
We’ll have more on this and all of Ford’s active lawsuits soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford lawsuit news, Ford Super Duty news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.
The best thing in the US is that we have a legal system to resolve criminal and civil disputes.
The Worst thing we have in the US is that we have a criminal and civil legal system that has run completely out of control.
When driving these trucks it is the drivers responsibility to keep all 4 wheels on the ground.
Trucks are not, and should not, be designed to ride on the roof.
If another driver is at fault, it is a civil issue between the two parties, not Ford Motor Company.
Attorney’s look for the deep pockets and congress needs to address that behavior.
If the trucks met federal safety standards then lawsuits should be classed as virvolious. Judicial system should shut it down. Allowing a jury trial is without merit. Juries in situations as these take a lottery mentality. Let’s make these people big winners. The big winners are the law firms that encourage, mislead and start these ridiculous lawsuits.
Love my FORDS! 96 F250 Superduty 7.3 Powerstroke 268k running on! Wrecked my 2010 Fussion – it saved my life replaced it w another new one.