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The Defense offered not one penny, but GM ended up paying a judgment of more than $90 million. It was considered the largest wrongful death verdict in Florida in 1998, and may still be. Uustal was able to pry loose certain documents so secret and so shocking that the CBS News Program 60 Minutes had cameras in the courtroom during the six-month trial and ran a long segment on it. Prior to this verdict, 500-1000 Americans were burning to death every year. Not anymore.

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