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US Ford gets £141m compensation bill

In one of the largest compensation settlements in US car industry history, Ford has been ordered to pay $225m (£141m) to the families of two people who died after being thrown from their F-150 pick up.

According to the Washington Post , a Texas jury ruled that the roof and door latches in the extended cab pick-up were faulty – allowing the two victims to be thrown from the truck when it rolled. Ford denied the claim.

Paul Alaniz, 35, and Laura Benavides, 20, were killed in the accident in July 2001. The jury awarded $110 million to Alaniz's family and $115 million on behalf of Benavides.

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