PARK TO REVERSE VEHICLE DEFECT
PARK TO REVERSE VEHICLE DEFECT LAWSUITS
FIRST PARK-TO-REVERSE CASE AGAINST CHRYSLER IN 25 YEARS TO MAKE IT TO TRIAL
In 2007, Scott Nealey took Mraz v. DaimlerChrysler to trial in a case that involved the death of a Los Angeles dockworker killed by a park-to-reverse defect in a Dodge Dakota. A jury in Los Angeles Superior Court returned a verdict of $54.2 million, including $50 million in punitive damages, while on appeal the case was eventually resolved for $24 million. California Lawyer called the Mraz victory against DaimlerChrysler, “one of the year’s largest personal injury verdicts,” and noted “this was the first park-to-reverse case against Chrysler in 25 years to make it to trial.”
Mr. Nealey was also the lead trial lawyer in a subsequent trial against Chrysler that resulted in a $7.2 million verdict in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, and has prepared for trial, and resolved, a number of additional automobile and other product defect matters.