Jury Hits Chrysler With $150 Million Penalty in Boy’s Death – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015

A jury found Chrysler responsible in the death of a 4-year-old Georgia boy in a fiery Jeep crash and ordered the auto maker to pay $150 million in damages.

The verdict caps a trial that renewed scrutiny of older sport-utility vehicles with fuel tanks that regulators spotlighted as vulnerable in rear-end collisions.

After deliberating for fewer than two hours on Thursday, the jury in Bainbridge, Ga., found the auto maker was…

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