Following a big trial victory in West Virginia, a Spencer Shuford team of Adam Lounsbury and Latosha Ellis pressured a pair of plaintiffs into dropping their defective airbag case, bringing home the firm’s second win in two days.
The plaintiffs maintained that their airbag should have deployed in a frontal crash with a Geo Tracker. The Tracker was hit broadside and tipped over. Our analysis showed that the crash pulse was in the grey zone between the no-fire and must-fire thresholds. A low delta-v and a long pulse combined to prevent the airbag from deploying. After months of bluster and threats, the plaintiffs finally accepted that the defense was not going to back down. Following the advice of the great sage Kenny Rogers, they knew when to walk away.