Gibson v Ford Motor Company
24th JDC, Jefferson Parish, LA. Judge Guidry. McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys represented Ford. A 1996 Lincoln subject to an ignition switch recall caught fire and heavily damaged plaintiff’s home. Also alleged were emotional damages that caused the break up of plaintiff’s marriage. Ford alleged the fire was not caused by the recall due to forensic evidence. Because the vehicle was destroyed by plaintiff’s insurance company, Ford could not offer an alternative theory. After a 2 day bench trial before Judge Guidry a defense verdict for Ford was entered dismissing all claims.