An Oklahoma Supreme Court verdict is upheld in a case against Ford Motor Co. involving an alleged defective seatbelt in a ’98 Ford Ranger pickup. The $6.5 million award includes interest compounded since the first award of $5 million was handed down. The case was filed against Ford in August 1998. A teenage boy suffered brain damage in 1997 when the Ranger he was driving went off the road and hit the bottom of a creek. The boy’s parents, who brought the suit against Ford, contended his ...

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