Re: Consumer Reports attacked for exposing the truth

Author Subject: Re: Consumer Reports attacked for exposing the truth
Marty Posted At 13:30:50 04/07/2000
Jim mentioned earlier that he didn't consider Consumer Reports "above reproach in reply to Del's statement. This was in today's paper. It's another victory for consumers over big business.

Jury denies damages to Isuzu in Consumer Reports case

LOS ANGELES--Isuzu Motor lost a claim seeking damages from the publisher of Consumer Reports, which a federal jury found had made false statements about the safety of the Trooper sport-utility vehicle.

Thursday's verdict and denial of damages came after four days of deliberations. Isuzu filed its product disparagement and defamation suit in 1997 seeking $244 million in damages over the 1996 article.

Consumer Reports, a magazine that focuses on product testing, gave the 1995-96 Isuzu Trooper a "not acceptable" rating after the vehicle tipped during test maneuvers. It also sought a government recall.

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