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Product Liability - Vehicle Speed & Power Defects

The McClellan Law Firm has litigated two cases against Porsche involving the Turbo 930, in which the combination of power, turbo-lag and oversteer made the vehicle too difficult to handle for the average driver, without proper warnings and instruction.

The first case, Garrison v. Porsche, arose out of the death of a husband and father who was a passenger in a Turbo 930, when the driver lost control on a city street and went into oncoming traffic. The jury awarded $2.5 million, which was upheld on appeal. The 1983 award tied the verdict for the death of Audie Murphy, a war hero and actor, for the largest wrongful death verdict in the state of California. Following the Garrison verdict, Porsche started offering driver's training to the purchasers of its high-performance, turbo-charged vehicles.
The second case, Trent v. Porsche, arose out of the death of a husband and father, when the Turbo 930 oversteered and collided with a telephone pole. The case settled for a confidential amount.


The McClellen law firm meant that their Porsche award for the Garrison lawsuit was equal to the previous record award in a wrongful death lawsuit ... the Murphy plane crash. It was poorly worded on their website.


The American World War II soldier Audie Leon Murphy died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971 (which was Memorial Day weekend), in Brush Mountain, located near Catawba, Virginia, roughly 20 miles west of Roanoke. He was on a business trip when his private plane crashed due to bad weather conditions along with a pilot who was not qualified to fly on instruments. Everyone involved was killed. Murphy was only 46 years old when he died. Later on in the year1974, a big granite memorial marker was put up near the crash site.

Murphy was the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II within his 27 months of combat action. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, which is the military's premier award for valor. In addition he was awarded 32 other medals for bravery and service.

Later on he became an actor with a successful movie career, which included the tremendously popular movie 'To Hell and Back.'
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