April 17, 2013
Directed Verdict for BMW
On April 17, 2013, after more than a week of trial, the court directed a verdict in favor of BMW after plaintiffs rested their strict liability crashworthiness case. In this multi-million dollar claim, plaintiffs alleged that defects in the vehicle's side impact head protection airbag resulted in a severe head injury. Susana H. Sara and Hikmat S. Tammo, wife and husband, Plaintiffs, v. BMW of North America, LLC, a Delaware corporation; and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, a foreign corporation, Defendants, Superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Maricopa, Case No. CV2009-025065, Judge John Rea presiding.