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Jury recommends $14M in San Diego Ford rollover case

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A jury has recommended that a San Diego Ford dealership should pay more than $14 million to the family of a couple killed in a 2006 rollover crash.

The verdict was reached Tuesday against Mossy Ford. Three sons of Casey and Melanie Barber filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the dealership.

The couple were killed in July 2006 when their Ford E350 Sportsmobile rolled over near Page, Ariz., after a right-rear tire tread separation led to the crash.

Plaintiffs' attorney Adam Shea told jurors the auto dealer performed a faulty tire repair on the van in August 2005 and it failed to take the tire out of service.

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