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The beauteous $150-million board adjudication in a Georgia case involving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee is acceptable to spell added acknowledged agitation for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The verdict, rendered afterwards a affecting two-week trial, has already prompted renewed burden on government regulators to booty addition attending at Jeep SUVs with rear-mounted ammunition tanks, which were accepted on earlier archetypal Jeep Libertys and Grand Cherokees. The balloon additionally was carefully watched nationally by added plaintiff attorneys and families of agnate accidents.

The rear-mounted ammunition tanks may acquire been a accidental bureau in 37 ablaze crashes that resulted in 51 deaths, according to the Civic Artery Cartage Assurance Administration. However, the Center for Auto Assurance — an auto assurance advancement accumulation — estimates that there acquire been as abounding as 395 baleful crashes.

“We were cat-and-mouse to see the after-effects of that case,” Southfield advocate Gerald Thurswell said Friday. “I anticipate the affirmation had to be cutting that Chrysler was at accountability for willful, wanton apathy for animal life.”

Thurswell is the advocate for the ancestors of Kayla White, who died in a blast on the Lodge Freeway aftermost year in Southfield afterwards her Jeep Liberty was rear-ended by a Cadillac. He said he affairs to sue but would not accord a time anatomy or the cloister area he’ll file.

On Thursday, jurors in Decatur County in Georgia disqualified that the automaker “acted with wanton apathy for animal activity in the architecture … of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee.”

Remington Walden, of Bainbridge, Ga., was dead back the Jeep apprenticed by his aunt was hit from abaft by a auto barter in March 2012. The ammunition catchbasin leaked, engulfing the Jeep in bonfire and killing the boy.

Even admitting the case alone involves one victim, it has been watched carefully by the civic media and plaintiffs attorneys. Aftermost year, a massive anamnesis of added than 2.5 actor cars forth with Congressional hearings and a countless of lawsuits was prompted by a accusation acclimatized by General Motors over a blast that dead pediatric assistant Brooke Melton.

A key aberration amid GM’s agitation about-face crisis and the analysis into Jeep’s fuel-tanks is that NHTSA has already advised the Jeep SUVs and a anamnesis has been underway back 2013.

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Lance Cooper, who represented Melton in the GM case, said the admeasurement of the adjudication in the Jeep case is acceptable sending shock after-effects through the acknowledged offices of above manufacturers beyond America.

“It’s amazing and it’s a bold changer,” Cooper said, because the board said estimated the amount of Walden’s activity at $120 actor and awarded $30 actor for affliction and suffering.

Normally, agitative board verdicts are aggrandized by a college amount for castigating damages.

“What this tells us is juries will acquire a beyond cardinal if the affirmation justifies it,” Cooper said.

Thurswell said Kayla White’s case is actual agnate to the Walden case, “and we would apprehend a agnate result.”

The 23-year-old White, who was eight months’ pregnant, was on her way to assignment in November back cartage on the Lodge Freeway slowed and her Jeep Liberty was rear-ended. The Jeep addled over and exploded in flames, killing the Ferndale woman.

The Auburn Hills automaker said White’s afterlife was, “caused by a absent disciplinarian who airtight into the rear of her agent at artery acceleration and not by a birthmark in the Jeep Liberty.”

White’s Jeep Liberty was amid 1.56 actor Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee cartage the automaker agreed to anamnesis in 2013 so that it could reinforce the rear-mounted ammunition tanks with a bivouac block for added protection.

The 2005 Jeep Liberty is allotment of a anamnesis involving 1.56 actor Jeep SUVs with rear-mounted ammunition tanks. (Photo: Uncredited)

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According to NHTSA, a rear-mounted tank, after any reinforcement, has little anatomy to assure it if addled from behind. In crashes, the tanks are afflicted to punctures and fires, the bureau has said.

Unlike the Liberty, the archetypal year 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee complex in the Walden case was initially included in a broader anamnesis address issued by NHTSA but after alone from the anamnesis list.

In 2013, the automaker abiding the Civic Artery Cartage Assurance Administration to exclude 1.14 actor Jeep Grand Cherokees for archetypal years 1999-2004 from the company’s recall.

FCA US (previously Chrysler) said Georgia law prevented the automaker from actuality able to acquaint abstracts that would acquire shown, amid added things, that tragedies of the aforementioned blazon action added frequently in 57 added cartage on U.S. roads.

“Let that bore in. FCA US LLC was accustomed to acquaint jurors about the actuality of accordant information, but not the advice itself,” Gualberto Raneri, carnality admiral of communications for the automaker said in a blog acquaint Friday. “So acute is this advice that the Civic Artery Cartage Assurance Administration was eventually confused to bead a assurance anamnesis address collapsed adjoin the 1999 Grand Cherokee.”

The automaker additionally has said it affairs to address the ruling, and has consistently argued that its Jeeps with rear-mounted ammunition tanks are no added afflicted to baleful crashes than aggressive vehicles.

Still, Thursday’s cardinal prompted Clarence Ditlow, controlling administrator for the Center for Auto Safety, to alarm for NHTSA to reopen the agency’s analysis into all of the Jeeps with rear-mounted ammunition tanks.

Safety advocates acquire been analytical of both NHTSA and FCA US for how the anamnesis analysis was handled and for the antidote that the automaker is application to fix the problem.

NHTSA is acceptance FCA US to install bivouac hitches to act as added aegis in low-speed collisions. Assurance advocates say the bivouac hitches add little added aegis in absolute collisions and are abortive in crashes that action on an angle.

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“The $150 actor adjudication in Walden vs Chrysler rebukes the accord cut by above DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, above NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in a abstruse affair in Chicago,” Clarence Ditlow, controlling administrator of the Center for Auto Assurance said in a statement.

On Friday, NHTSA beneath to acknowledge directly.

“We adviser all accessible information, including advice from the acknowledged system, and if new advice emerges we booty it into annual and act appropriately,” NHTSA agent Gordon Trowbridge said in an email.

A afterpiece attending at the Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee recall:

What models are affected? Jeep Liberty’s from archetypal years 2002 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 1993 to 1998.

What has the automaker said? FCA US, ahead Chrysler, said aftermost July that it would activate sending belletrist to owners starting in August cogent them back genitalia are accessible at a bounded banker to install of a bivouac block that will accommodate added bump in low acceleration crashes. At the time, the automaker said it hoped to complete the anamnesis action by March 2016.

What has NHTSA said? NHTSA is advancement owners of to acquaintance their bounded banker to align a account arrangement to accept the chargeless antidote adjustment for their cartage now, after cat-and-mouse for a letter.

How can I alarm FCA US? The chump account cardinal is: 1-800-247-9753.

Where abroad can I get information? Owners can affirm whether their alone agent is allotment of the anamnesis by application NHTSA’s chargeless VIN attending up apparatus on

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