Virginia Supreme Court justices upheld a lower court decision in a valley case that questioned whether Ford was responsible for a series of minivan fires.
In May of 2006, 3-year-old Emily Funkhouser died where her family's Windstar van burned. Her twin brother Evan was badly injured in the fire.
In a suit against Ford, her family wanted similar fires considered. But the trial court judge said there was too little proof to connect them and Thursday, the state's high court agreed.
Read the full ruling here.
A series of town hall-style meetings for Charlottesville's neighborhoods will continue on May 22 with a meeting for residents of the Martha Jefferson and Little High neighborhoods.