Olivet Nazarene v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Federal District Court, C.D. Illinois12/01/1995
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


A 20-year-old college student received severe closed head injuries, three students were killed and three other students were less severely injured when a van rolled over in a high speed accident. All passengers were ejected from the van.

Plaintiffs alleged that the vehicle was unreasonably dangerous due to its alleged rollover propensities and inherent instability.

Plaintiffs sought $6 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.