Morgan vs. American Motors Corporation and U-Haul Inc.
United States District Court Western District of Louisiana
Case No. 81-1539 Section D
PRODUCT LIABILITY-JEEP ROLLOVER WHILE PULLING TRAILER: Plaintiff claimed that she was a passenger in a jeep manufactured by defendant, which rolled over while pulling a defendant U-Haul trailer. Plaintiff claimed that the jeep was unsuitable in design and not suitable to pull a trailer. Defendant claimed that the jeep rolled over while plaintiff and driver friend switched seats while the vehicle was in motion. Plaintiff is a white female, thirty-two years of age. She suffered injuries to her left side, hemiplegia, headaches and dizziness. DR. ROBERT LESSNE, Vocational Rehabilitation specialist computed plaintiff’s need for future medical and rehabilitative care to be $2,947,153.00.
Case settled prior to trial: Defendant- U-Haul $100,000.00. Defendant- AMC $500,000.00 cash and a $2,250.00 monthly annuity.