A New Jersey jury returned a $14.4 million verdict against Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s ’95 Maxima sedan on the finding it does not sufficiently protect passengers in a crash. The ruling stems from a 1997 accident involving a man driving a ’95 Maxima GXE who was hit head-on by a car traveling in the opposite direction that crossed the center line. The man has permanent brain damage and will never walk again. An attorney for the plaintiffs argued the vehicle had a lack of crashworthiness ...

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