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Honeywell International Inc.
Defective Seat Belt
Date: 02/15/2007 (Date of Verdict)
Misconduct Type: Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Disposition: Judgment Against Defendant
Synopsis: A federal jury ordered Honeywell International Inc. to pay $24 million in damages to the parents of Lauren Frazier, who died when a seat belt manufactured by Honeywell failed in an accident in which her Chevrolet Tahoe flipped over. The jury found the seat belt defective and attributed 5 percent of the fault to General Motors and 95 percent to Honeywell. In August 2007, the judge reduced the award to $9.75 million.