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VA Supreme Court: Not Enough Proof to Connect Ford Vehicle Fires

Posted: Updated: Jan 10, 2013 01:50 PM EST

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.

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