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October 14, 2015

Michael Carey Contributes to Law360's "Jury Hands Mazda Victory in $7M Seat Belt Defect Suit" Article

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In the wake of yesterday's Speaks v. Mazda Motor Corp. et al. verdict given by a Montana federal jury, Law360 spoke with Mazda trial team attorney, Michael Carey, who commented on the $7.3 million suit concerning the seat belt design of Mazda's 1994 Protege, owned by plaintiff, Incarnacion Speaks.

In the article, Michael stated, "[t]oday's verdict reflects the careful attention given to this case by the court and our jury. The 1994 Mazda Protege's front passenger restraint system is safe, well-designed, and convenient for occupants.”

Bowman and Brooke Founding Partner David Kelly served as lead counsel for Mazda in what was his 12th consecutive defense verdict and his 35th trial as first chair. With plans to retire at the end of 2015, this also marks the final trial in David's distinguished 40 year career.

Read the full Law360 report.

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