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$________ vehicle stalled and was struck from behind by one defendant driver's vehicle - Defendant auto mechanic allegedly failed to properly repair the problem that resulted in vehicle stalling.

Moltnomah County, Oregon

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant repair shop negligently diagnosed and repaired her vehicle, causing it to stall and come to a stop on the freeway where she was rear-ended by another vehicle operated by the codefendant driver. The defendant repair shop and defendant driver denied liability.

The 21-year-old plaintiff took her car twice to the defendant mechanic’s shop for repairs. After the second repair, the plaintiff’s vehicle was driven ________ miles over a period of approximately four and a half months before stalling on the freeway. While the plaintiff’s vehicle was stalled on the freeway, it was struck from behind by the second defendant’s vehicle.

The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant driver alleging negligence in failing to be in control of her vehicle and failing to bring the vehicle to a stop without colliding with the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant mechanic was negligent in failing to properly repair her vehicle and in failing resolve the stalling issue.

The defendant mechanic alleged that a broken timing belt was the cause of the car stalling on the freeway.

At the conclusion of the eight-day trial, the jury deliberated for one day before returning its verdict in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendants. The jury awarded damages in the amount of $________ representing $________ in economic damages and $________ in non-economic damages.

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