TAMPA, Florida, May 14 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The…

TAMPA, Florida, May 14 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The law firms of Dale R. Sisco, P.A. and the Peacock Law Firm, P.A., both of Tampa, Florida, filed a class
action lawsuit today in Pinellas County, Florida against the Ford Motor
Company. The lawsuit results from a fire that destroyed a Ford F-150 pick-up
truck. The lawsuit alleges that the fire was caused by a defect in the cruise
control switch. This switch was the subject of a recall by Ford on January 27,

The vehicle, owned by the plaintiffs Mike and Marla Iley, was destroyed by
a fire on January 22, 2003. The fire began at 4:15 a.m. while their vehicle
was parked, with the ignition off, in front of their residence in Largo,
Florida. They were awakened from sleep by their neighbors who saw the fire in
front of the house. The intensity of the fire was so great that it also caused
damage to their home as well as another vehicle, which was parked in their

The plaintiffs made repeated attempts to contact the Ford Motor Company
concerning their loss. Although Ford was aware of the dangerous problem as
indicated by the recall, they failed to address the Iley’s claims. According
to attorney Dale R. Sisco: “This defect is a serious issue because this recall
affects hundreds of thousands of vehicles. The majority of these vehicles are
still in use and are each potential mobile time bombs.”

According to the complaint, Ford is the world’s largest truck
manufacturer. However, attorney Mike Peacock said, “This lawsuit is not about
how big the Ford Motor Company is, it is a lawsuit about how wrong the Ford
Motor Company is.”

The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Circuit of
Florida, in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. The lawsuit seeks
damages in excess of $15,000.00 and equitable relief. The lawsuit was filed in
case number 05-3311-CI-11 on behalf of the plaintiffs and all other persons
and entities who purchased model year 2000, Ford F-150 pick-up trucks, Ford
Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators.


Dale R. Sisco 813.224.0555, cell: 813.508.1342,
[email protected]

Mike Peacock 813.769.2409, cell: 813.833.6049,
[email protected]

Web Site: http://www.peacocklawfirm.com

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