Blue v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Wisconsin State Court, Milwaukee03/01/1997
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


Plaintiff claimed that the defendant's failure to implement an ignition key interlock allowed plaintiff to turn the ignition key to "off" without placing the vehicle in "park."

This allegedly caused the vehicle to roll backwards and strike Ms. Blue, rendering her a quadriplegic.

After four weeks of trial, plaintiff sought $6.5 million in damages from the defendant.

The jury returned a verdict for the defense and allocated 100% of fault between plaintiff, Ms. Blue, and her husband, plaintiff/co-defendant, Reverend Blue, with damages of $5.7 million against Rev. Blue.