DETROIT -- A Texas jury has found Ford Motor Co. liable for a rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer in another legal setback for the manufacturer of America's most popular SUV.
On Tuesday, the jury in Zavala County District Court ordered Ford to pay $31 million in compensatory damages in the case, Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes said.
Two of the four occupants in the 2000-model Explorer were killed in the rollover accident in May 2003.
Vokes said Ford would appeal the verdict.
Ford is battling scores of lawsuits over the safety of Explorers manufactured through the 2001 model year.
In a separate Explorer rollover case in San Diego County, California, last year, a jury ordered Ford to pay $369 million. The award was reduced to $150 million.