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Ford Asks SCOTUS to Review Ruling Over Car Resold in New State

Sept. 20, 2019, 7:03 PM

Ford Motor Co. asked the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a Minnesota top court decision requiring it to face suit in Minnesota by a state resident who allegedly suffered a brain injury caused by a defective airbag in a car first sold in another state.

A divided Minnesota Supreme Court said Adam Bandemer’s claims arose out of or related to Ford’s contacts with Minnesota, citing the automaker’s sales and marketing efforts in the state.

The court majority recognized that Ford’s out-of-state conduct, such as the design and manufacture, caused the harm that led to the claim, Ford said. But the ...

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