A Hawaii man was awarded $16M in a failed seatbelt case – Friday, December 23, 2005. In the case of Udac v. Takata Corp – a Big Island jury has awarded a 26-year-old Naalehu man, who is now a paraplegic, more than $16 million in connection with a single-car accident in 2000 against the manufacturer of a defective seatbelt.
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