Release DateTBA 2009
Cast and Crew
ProducerMichael Douglas, David Arata
A courtroom thriller based on a landmark liability case against Ford, "Tragic Indifference" tells the story of the attorney who took Ford to court on behalf of a single mother from Texas who was paralyzed and nearly died after an accident. The trial exposed the automaker's indifference to flaws in its SUVs. Attorney Tab Turner, who'd won most of his liability cases in confidential settlements, was pressed to seek a public courtroom forum by Donna Bailey, whose Ford Explorer flipped in 2000. Turner not only won a gigantic settlement for Bailey, he also got his client her real wish: Ford brass came to her bedside to apologize.
Adapted from Adam Penenberg's 2003 book of the same name.