The 3rd District Appellate Court has ordered a new trial in favor of two Healy Scanlon Law Firm clients injured in a Ford Explorer Rollover.
Kerri Francois was seriously injured and Lisa Rooney died when the 1994 Ford Explorer Rollover Rooney was driving rolled over on I-55 near Morris, Illinois. Healy Scanlon Law Firm filed a products liability suit against Ford Motor Company on behalf of Rooney’s family and Francois.
Following a three week trial in Grundy County, the jury found in favor of Ford. Healy Scanlon Law Firm promptly appealed the matter to the 3rd District Appellate Court who ordered a new trial. The Court found that the trial judge committed error in letting a Ford expert testify at trial even though he had never been disclosed by Ford as a witness prior to trial. The Appellate Court subsequently denied Ford’s petition for rehearing.
Martin Healy, Jr., John P. Scanlon and David Huber of The Healy Scanlon Law Firm as well as attorney Mark Rigazio of Morris, Illinois represented Francois and Rooney at trial and in the Appellate Court.