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In 1997, DaimlerChrysler was slapped with a $262.5 million verdict in a case involving the death of six-year-old Sergio Jimenez. Jimenez, riding in a Dodge minivan manufactured
by Chrysler, was unbelted when his mother ran a red light and hit another vehicle, causing the boy to be thrown from the car. Although experts testifying in the case disagreed on
how the child was ejected - and the jury was not allowed to hear that the mother had caused the accident - the jury found the rear-lift gate latch was defective, causing the
child's death.