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Donovan Searles Obtains $6 Million Class Action Verdict for New Jersey Consumers Against KIA Motors

Published: 6/6/2008

PHILADELPHIA, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Donovan Searles, LLC announces that a New Jersey jury has rendered a verdict against KIA Motors America, Inc. in the amount of $6,029,250 on behalf of a class of 8,039 New Jersey consumers. The case is entitled Regina Little v. KIA Motors America, Inc., No. UNN-L-800-01 (Law Division Aug. 20, 2003), pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Union County.

The verdict was rendered on June 6, 2008 following a month long trial in which the jurors found that there was a common defective design of the brake system of the 1995-2001 KIA Sephia.

Trial counsel for plaintiffs and the class of New Jersey consumers were Michael D. Donovan, Esq. of the Philadelphia law firm of Donovan Searles, LLC; Alan M. Feldman, Esq. of the Philadelphia law firm of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner & Weinstock, and James A. Francis, Esq. of the Philadelphia law firm of Francis & Mailman, P.C.