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Ford Gets Another Injury Suit Tossed Over Car Sold Out of State

Sept. 27, 2019, 7:24 PM

Ford Motor Co.‘s activities in South Carolina didn’t lead to a couple’s injuries there in an SUV they purchased in Michigan, a federal court in South Carolina ruled.

Their claims against Ford must therefore be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina said.

The Sept. 26 decision is the latest of several, including a ruling two days earlier, accepting Ford’s argument that U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires a tighter link to a suit than an out-of-state sale allows. In two cases where it lost the argument, it’s seeking the high ...

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