Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Nester, et al. v. Textron, et al. (Defective Utility Vehicle)

Virginia Nester was seriously injured by a Textron E-Z-GO Workhorse utility vehicle. Nester was using the vehicle to transport cattle feed on her ranch. When she got out of the vehicle to open a gate, a bag of feed tipped over and caused the vehicle to accelerate forward and run her over. A jury found that the vehicle was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that the defect was the proximate cause of her injuries. However, the jury found Nester 50 percent responsible for her injuries. She and her family were awarded $7.9 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $7,903,938
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 4/1/2016
Verdict 3/31/2016
First Amended Complaint 1/16/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database