We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. In the instant case, the record shows that in at least three of the instances cited by Ford, it made no objection on the ground now asserted on appeal. We dont celebrate tires with treads that separate. Ford seeks reversal of the judgment as a whole on the following grounds: (1) Erroneous rulings relating to Mr. Copp's testimony; (2) other erroneous evidentiary rulings; (3) prejudicial misconduct by plaintiffs' counsel; (4) instructional errors; and (5) jury misconduct. This means you can view content but cannot create content. Cross-examination of Mr. Tubben on the subject of compliance with federal emission controls tended to impeach his testimony that the Pinto met all federal regulations. Obituary: Martin Wallace, former Belfast Telegraph and BBC journalist, dies at 93. (622 F.2d at p. 416.) Here, the judge referred to the evidence bearing on those factors in his new trial order and obviously weighed it in deciding what was a "fair and reasonable" award. Procedural irregularities or erroneous rulings in connection with the relief sought or defenses asserted will not be considered on appeal where a timely objection could have been made but was not made in the court below. Ford's argument that there can be no liability for punitive damages because there was no evidence of corporate ratification of malicious misconduct is equally without merit. 32), and to express this essential ingredient in the most precise manner possible. [119 Cal.App.3d 815] (4) Instructions On Malice : In its instructions to the jury, the trial court defined malice as follows: " 'Malice' means a motive and willingness to vex, harass, annoy or injure another person. In denying Ford's motion for a new trial, the trial court impliedly resolved all conflicts in the declarations in favor of plaintiffs. If an interval of time, however brief, elapses between injury to the person or to his or her property and death, the claim survives; but a claim for punitive damages will not lie if death occurs simultaneously with the infliction of the injury. Plaintiff's counsel (Mr. Hews) stated that he intended to call a former Ford employee but declined to reveal his identity except to the court outside the presence of defense counsel. Nor is the record clear that Grimshaw's counsel was referring to Exhibit No. BAJI 14.71 then read in pertinent part: " 'Malice' means a motive and willingness to vex, harass, annoy or injure another person. It argues that under the instruction as given if the jury found only that the carburetor was defective and was a substantial cause of the fire, then it could conclude that all of the claimed defects were substantial causes of the fire and that no superseding cause had intervened. 382; In re Paris Air Crash, 622 F.2d 1315, cert. Followed to its logical conclusion, it would mean that punitive damages could never be assessed against a manufacturer of a mass produced article. Grimshaw appeals from the order granting the conditional new trial and from the amended judgment entered pursuant to the order. Mark Robinson and Daniel Robinson named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year, Experian Data Breach Settlement Preliminarily Approved, $17 Million Nationwide Class Action Settlement with PHH and Realogy Approved, Hometown America Orchard Mobile Home Community, Ford Pintos Real Legacy: Suffering and Death. The punitive award was. 693, 598 P.2d 854; Schroeder v. Auto Driveaway Co., supra, 11 Cal.3d 908, 922, 114 Cal.Rptr. (Rangel v. Graybar Electric Co., supra, 70 Cal.App.3d 943, 948, 139 Cal.Rptr. (Fn. Ford complains that while Exhibit No. The Columbia Daily Tribune published the following obituary on February 2, 2003, which . Pursuant to stipulation that sums previously received by plaintiffs from others should be deducted from the amounts awarded by the jury, the judgment was modified to reflect compensatory damages in favor of Grimshaw for $2,516,000 and in favor of the Grays for $559,680. Oct. 1979) 8.22, p. Nor did Ford offer a separate instruction covering the subject of the burden of proof. 78.) Major tearup of rear and center floor pans, added rear end structure, and new fuel tanks were believed necessary for all car lines. Although I agree with the ultimate disposition of each issue, I am unable to subscribe en toto to those portions of the opinion relating to Copp's testimony concerning the reasons for his termination by Ford, the alleged violations of the order in limine, and the design defect instructions. " (Barker v. Lull Engineering Co., supra, 20 Cal.3d 413, 430, 143 Cal.Rptr. The court nevertheless sustained Ford's objections to the questions, presumably on the basis that the prejudicial effect of the evidence outweighed its probative value, but denied the mistrial motions. Following a six-month jury trial, verdicts were returned in favor of . In the case at bench, we find no abuse of discretion. A cause of action under the survival statute is separate and distinct from a cause of action for wrongful death under Code of Civil Procedure section 377. 129, 417 P.2d 673.). and app. den. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 225, 573, P.2d 443.) 863, 562 P.2d 1022, courts have uniformly allowed recovery for the "pecuniary value" of the loss of the society, comfort, care and protection offered by the deceased. It has been said that interrogatories should not be permitted to be used as a trap "pinning a party for all times to an answer intended to reflect. The Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, commonly referred to as the AA, is the oldest private school of architecture in the UK and one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world. In addition, the surviving heirs lost the comfort and society of a devoted wife and mother. In these cases the jury are not confined to the loss or injury sustained, but may go further and award punitive or exemplary damages, as a punishment for the act, or as a warning to others." Defendants responded with a motion to dismiss the action on the ground the jurisdictional. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Richard A. Grimshaw of Walnutport, Pennsylvania, born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, who passed away on July 21, 2022 at the age of 66. (Id., at p. 34, 164 Cal.Rptr. As she approached the Route 30 off-ramp where traffic was congested, she moved from the outer fast lane to the middle lane of the freeway. 1961 Sharon Parker Friese (2016) 1961 Pete Reed. The instant case was submitted solely on the consumer expectation standard because the trial had been virtually completed before the Barker decision was rendered in which our high court for the first time articulated the risk-benefit standard of design defect. He lived in Grants for most of his life. He was retired from Glacier Local 1940, but most of all he loved the outdoors,hunting and spending time with his family. 759-760, 884-886.) Visitation: Kaul Funeral Home 20433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores 48081, Sunday 3-8. Co., supra, 24 Cal.3d 809, 819, 157 Cal.Rptr. Age 80. Ford argues that although there was evidence that the corporate headquarters of Ford was referred to as the "glass house" there was no evidence of management meetings held there in connection with the Pinto design. 97, 565 P.2d 122.). View phone number, full address and more on 411.info. The responses listed the experts and added: "Plaintiff is presently engaging in trial preparation which includes extensive additional investigation into Ford Pinto, which may lead to additional expert witnesses." Applying the foregoing criteria to the instant case, the punitive damage award as reduced by the trial court was well within reason. 5 Whether continuing interrogatories were then even proper in California appears to have been an open question. Finally, the report and statistics covered the period 1970-1976. 711, 521 P.2d 1103; Donnelly v. Southern Pacific Co., 18 Cal.2d 863, 869-870, 118 P.2d 465; Nolin v. National Convenience Stores, Inc., 95 Cal.App.3d 279, 285-286, 157 Cal.Rptr. It was then that Ford made its motion to require "as a matter of reciprocity" that plaintiffs disclose the identity of any "disgruntled" former Ford employee they intended to call. One of the major defects which plaintiffs claimed caused the fire in the interior of the vehicle was the susceptibility of the rear wheel wells to separate from the floor pan. Exhibit No. (Georgie Boy Manufacturing Inc. v. Superior Court, 115 Cal.App.3d 217, 171 Cal.Rptr. For the reasons set out below, we conclude that the contention lacks merit. & Prof.Code, 13800 et seq. The Pinto crash tests results had been forwarded up the chain of command to the ultimate decision-makers and were known to the Ford officials who decided to go forward with production. Find the obituary of Richard Gillespie (1934 - 2018) from Grimshaw, AB. Who Where Receive obituaries Louise Anne Ploc December 21, 2022 (82 years old) View obituary Esme May Nystrom December 12, 2022 (88 years old) den. ), The related contention that the potential liability for punitive damages in other cases for the same design defect renders the imposition of such damages violative of Ford's due process rights also lacks merit. 184, 529 P.2d 608. When our laws were codified in 1872, the doctrine was incorporated in Civil Code section 3294, which at the time of trial read: "In an action for the breach of an obligation not arising from contract, where the defendant has been guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice, express or implied, the plaintiff, in addition to the actual damages, may recover damages. Co., supra, 61 Cal.2d 602, 610-611, 39 Cal.Rptr. The term "motive and willingness to injure" and the words "wilful," "intentional," and "conscious disregard" signify animus malus or evil motive. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. November 1, 1955 - Lawrence H. Grimshaw March 7, 2021: Charles F. (Chic) Groves November 27, 2011: Richard L. "Richie" Iadorola: . 865; Celli v. Sports Car Club of America, Inc., 29 Cal.App.3d 511. GRIMSHAW, Richard L Jr, January 26, 2017, Age 80 Loving Father of Laura Woelkers, Richard III (Lisa) Grimshaw and Karen (Brian) Lack. Finally, the Grays contend, to the extent that our wrongful death statute precludes recovery of punitive damages, it is violative of the equal protection provisions of the federal and state Constitutions. Deceased Name: MARY A. GRIMSHAW, 77, DIES Mary A. Grimshaw, 77, of 2344 Clark Hollow Road, LaFayette, died Tuesday at Community-General Hospital. 191; Kenney v. Superior Court, 255 Cal.App.2d 106, 112, fn. Furthermore the Supreme Court has recently rejected the clear and convincing test in a punitive damage case based upon fraud. Co. v. Horn, 380 U.S. 909, 85 S.Ct. On remand, plaintiff moved to file an amended complaint naming the personal representative of the estate as the party plaintiff. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname: 678; Fletcher v. Western National Life Ins. Help tell the story of your loved ones unique life. (Id., at pp. In addition, the Pinto was designed so that its bumper was little more than a chrome strip, less substantial than the bumper of any other American car produced then or later. 389, 582 P.2d 980.) 693, 598 P.2d 854; Neal v. Farmers Ins. lisa chandler obituary 47 6 [email protected] 042-532028 , 042-532027 However, because defendant's interrogatories were not continuing, plaintiffs had no obligation under the then existing law to update the list as additional experts were found who might be called as witnesses. 398, it should have been clear that a manufacturer of a dangerous, defective product might be liable for punitive damages if it knowingly exposed others to the hazard. Under the statute, the claim survives if decedent had a cause of action under Probate Code section 573 at the time of death. A party can also be compelled at an appropriate stage of the proceedings before trial to elect whether or not he will call as a witness an expert with whom he has consulted in trial preparation and to disclose his election to his adversary. 537, 552 P.2d 97.) When a motion for new trial is granted for excessive damages the specification of reasons should indicate the respects in which the evidence dictated a smaller verdict but, as the court observed in Neal (Neal v. Farmers Ins. 388, 47 P. 139, gave no explanation for the deletion of the word "pecuniary" as well as "exemplary." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to. Loving Grandfather to Heather (Sam) Baker, Krystina and Zachary Woelkers, Richard IV and Alexis Grimshaw, Amanda, Briana and Cameron Lack. Plaintiffs objected on the ground that Ford had the opportunity in the course of pretrial discovery to seek the identity of plaintiffs' experts and to depose them and that to permit depositions to be taken at that stage of the proceedings would interrupt the trial unduly. Authorize the publication of the original written obituary with the accompanying photo. Ford is, therefore, precluded from raising the contentions of misconduct unless they were such as could not have been cured by an admonition. The contention mistakes the significance of Klopstock, supra, 17 Cal.2d 13, 108 P.2d 906. 416.) 17 Exhibit 125 was the report by Ford engineers showing savings which would be realized by deferring design changes to the fuel system of Ford automobiles to meet the proposed governmental standards on the integrity of the fuel systems. (Bertero v. National General Corp., supra, 13 Cal.3d 43, 65, fn. (See Toole v. Richardson-Merrell, Inc., supra, 251 Cal.App.2d 689, 713, 60 Cal.Rptr. 1258, 1262-1263 (hereafter Owen); Mallor & Roberts, Punitive Damages, Towards A Principled Approach, 31 Hastings L.J. Announced tonight, the 2023 Stella Prize longlist is: The Furies by Mandy Beaumont (Hachette Australia) Every Version of You by Grace Chan (Affirm Press) We Come With This Place by Debra Dank (Echo Publishing) big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills (Affirm Press) The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt (University of Queensland Press) Hydra by Adriane Mr. Grimshaw, who suffered terrible burn injuries was awarded more than $128 million in the largest product liability verdict ever at the time. (Owens, supra, p. 1291; Note, Mass Liability and Punitive Damages Overkill, 30 Hastings L.J. In deciding whether an award is excessive as a matter of law or was so grossly disproportionate as to raise the presumption that it was the product of passion or prejudice, the following factors should be weighed: The degree of reprehensibility of defendant's conduct, the wealth of the defendant, the amount of compensatory damages, and an amount which would serve as a deterrent effect on like conduct by defendant and others who may be so inclined. Ford contends that one of its defenses to the claims based on the design of the fuel tank and its location and protection was that the impact speed was so great that the fuel tank rupture and fire would have occurred without regard to the location and protection of the fuel tank. [119 Cal.App.3d 782] (b).) [119 Cal.App.3d 778] The fact that two of the crash tests were run at the request of the Ford Chassis and Vehicle Engineering Department for the specific purpose of demonstrating the advisability of moving the fuel tank over the axle as a possible "fix" further corroborated Mr. Copp's testimony that management knew the results of the crash tests. (Sanders v. Superior Court, 34 Cal.App.3d 270, 279-280, 109 Cal.Rptr. 594, 566 P.2d 228; People v. Burnick, 14 Cal.3d 306, 121 Cal.Rptr. 41, 595 P.2d 619; Nestle v. City of Santa Monica, 6 Cal.3d 920, 925, 101 Cal.Rptr. 47. When the person entitled to maintain such an action dies before judgment, the damages recoverable for such injury shall be limited to loss of earnings and expenses sustained or incurred as a result of the injury by the deceased prior to his death, and shall not include damages for pain, suffering or disfigurement, nor punitive or exemplary damages, nor prospective profits or earnings after the date of death. (Chaput) Grimshaw of Allentown and the late Henry J. Grimshaw, Sr. 786, 520 P.2d 10.) Grimshaw, who now lives in Anaheim, Calif., has undergone more than 50 operations to repair burn damage. He further stated that defense counsel was aware in early July 1977 of plaintiffs' contact with the retired design engineer. (19 Cal.3d at p. 586, 139 Cal.Rptr. As to the first alleged violation, the record is not entirely clear concerning the intended scope of the initial in limine order. In May 1972, a California woman was killed when her Pinto caught fire after being rear-ended on a highway. 519, 521-522, 75 P. 104; Intoximeters, Inc. v. Younger, 53 Cal.App.3d 262, 273, 125 Cal.Rptr. It is the ultimate cautionary tale of corporate greed. Richard Daniel Baca Feb 14, 2023 In loving memory of our father, Richard Daniel Baca, who passed away on February 14th surrounded by loved ones after a short but fierce battle with pneumonia. [119 Cal.App.3d 787] The general test of relevancy is whether the evidence tends logically, naturally and by reasonable inference to establish a material fact. Procedure (2d ed.) In these conversations, both men expressed concern about the integrity of the Pinto's fuel system and complained about management's unwillingness to deviate from the design if the change would cost money. 7 Finally. Procedure (2d ed.) 191; see also Fairfield v. Superior Court, 246 Cal.App.2d 113, 118-121, 54 Cal.Rptr. Ford contends that Grimshaw's counsel committed prejudicial misconduct in referring to Ford's executives meeting in the "glass house" and deciding to approve the Pinto's fuel tank design with knowledge that it was unsafe and would result in the loss of many lives. 1227, 1369. Ins. Mrs. Gray died a few days later of congestive heart failure as a result of the burns. ", 9 The Barker court held "that a trial judge may properly instruct the jury that a product is defective in design (1) if the plaintiff demonstrates that the product failed to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect when used in an intended or reasonably foreseeable manner, or (2) if the plaintiff proves that the product's design proximately caused his injury and the defendant fails to prove, in light of the relevant factors discussed above, that on balance the benefits of the challenged design outweigh the risk of danger inherent in such design." 191; see Deyo v. Kilbourne, 84 Cal.App.3d 771, 780, fn. While much of the evidence was necessarily circumstantial, there was substantial evidence from which the jury could reasonably find that Ford's management decided to proceed with the production of the Pinto with knowledge of test results revealing design defects which rendered the fuel tank extremely vulnerable on rear impact at low speeds and endangered the safety and lives of the occupants. There was substantial evidence to support a finding that such defect existed. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Richard E. Grimshaw, Sr., please visit our Tree Store. 1961 Robert Reed (2017) 1961 Charles Williams (2018) 1962 Paula Carlson. (Sabella v. Southern Pac. A 1972 Ford Pinto hatchback automobile unexpectedly stalled on a freeway, erupting into flames when it was rear ended by a car proceeding in the same direction. In light of the common law heritage of the principle embodied in Civil Code section 3294, 12 it must be construed[119 Cal.App.3d 810] as a "continuation" of the common law and liberally applied "with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice." In In re Paris Air Crash, supra, at page 1321, the court distinguished Brown v. Merlo, supra, 8 Cal.3d 855, 106 Cal.Rptr. Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. Ford's net worth was 7.7 billion dollars and its income after taxes for 1976 was over 983 million dollars. His practice is devoted to consumer safety law and he has worked on thousands of products liability cases, vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries, dangerous drugs and class action litigation matters. In 1968, Ford began designing a new subcompact automobile which ultimately. In the absence of an objection and a request for admonition where an admonition would have cured the harm, the issue may not be raised on appeal. Sign up for service and obituary updates. 858, 532 P.2d 1226, the applicable rules of construction "permit if not require that section (3294) be interpreted so as to give dynamic expression to the fundamental precepts which it summarizes." RICHARD GRIMSHAW OBITUARY GRIMSHAWRICHARD L., JR. January 26, 2017. 27 Article 1, section 7 of the California Constitution provides in part: "(a) A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws; ". The Grays next maintain that the California rule barring punitive damages in a wrongful death case is predicated on an erroneous interpretation of the relevant statutes. (49 Cal.App.3d 32, 122 Cal.Rptr. Jan. 1, 1981) to read: "(a) In an action for the breach of an obligation not arising from contract, where the defendant has been guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice, the plaintiff, in addition to the actual damages, may recover damages for the sake of example and by way of punishing the defendant. Born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, November 1, 1955, Richard was the son of Beatrice O. Ordinarily marketing surveys and preliminary engineering studies precede the styling of a new automobile line. He leaves a brother Bruce P. Grimshaw of Rochdale. 19, 1973) 909.)" No useful purpose would be served by detailing them. 575, for its contention that the court's instruction was inadequate is misplaced. Ushering the ferociously cynical Dan Mazer (responsible for the Borat and Bruno screenplays) into the cozily smug stable of U.K. rom-com standard-bearer Working Title (home to Richard Curtis and Hugh Grant) was bound to result in a union as knotty as that of the films incompatible newlywed protagonists. 4, 171 Cal.Rptr. 904.) The issue is whether the Grays should have been granted leave to amend. (E. g., Helvering v. Mitchell, 303 U.S. 391, 399, 58 S.Ct. The few instances in which this may have occurred cannot be characterized as a pervasive course of misconduct. Copyright 2023 Echovita Inc. All rights reserved. There was thus ample evidentiary support for the implied finding that there had been no willful suppression of Mr. Copp's identity as a potential expert witness. (See Evid.Code, 352; Cramer v. Morrison, supra, 88 Cal.App.3d 873, 884-885, 153 Cal.Rptr. 516, 485 P.2d 1132, quoting Lynch v. Spilman, 67 Cal.2d 251, 259, 62 Cal.Rptr. Dear Brother of Shirley (William) Paret, William (Pat) Grimshaw, and Nancy (Roger) Ulrich. The verdict was by no means excessive as a matter of law and Ford does not so contend. Comfort the family with flowers or a sympathy gift. At the moment of impact, the Pinto caught fire and its interior was engulfed in flames. (Federal Rule 26(e)(1); Louisell/Wally, Modern Cal. 398, 29 A.L.R.3d 988: 'malice in fact, sufficient to support an award of punitive damages may be established by a showing that the defendant's wrongful conduct was wilful, intentional, and done in reckless disregard of its possible results.' A production Pinto crash tested at 21-miles-per-hour into a fixed barrier caused the fuel neck to be torn from the gas tank and the tank to be punctured by a bolt head on the differential housing. 19 The Grays also purport to appeal from an order denying their motion for leave to amend their complaint to seek punitive damages. Grimshaw. (D'Amico v. Board of Medical Examiners,[119 Cal.App.3d 786] 11 Cal.3d 1, 19, 112 Cal.Rptr. Significantly Ford does not now complain of the court's rulings in connection with its motion for a mistrial. 719; Scotsman Mfg. It exhibited a conscious and callous disregard of public safety in order to maximize corporate profits. Sympathy Ideas. Beloved husband of Susan for 58 years. There is no photo or video of Richard A. Grimshaw.Be the first to share a memory to pay tribute. Ford's reliance on Self v. General Motors Corp., 42 Cal.App.3d 1, 116 Cal.Rptr. Send Flowers. 252, 258, 193 P. Ford recites a litany of alleged misconduct by plaintiffs' counsel which, it urges, effectively denied it a fair trial. Leave a memory or share a photo or video below to show your support. 5.12, p. A Pinto with two longitudinal hat sections added to firm up the rear structure passed a 20-mile-per-hour rear impact fixed barrier test with no fuel leakage. 1, 148 Cal.Rptr. (Id., at p. 822, 119 Cal.Rptr. 389, 582 P.2d 980; Doolin v. Omnibus Cable Co., 125 Cal. 3 Plaintiffs settled with the other defendants before and during trial; the case went to verdict only against Ford Motor Company. 482, 598 P.2d 452, cert. Richard A. Grimshaw, 66, of Walnutport, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 in his home. Co. (1946) 28 Cal.2d 282, 284, 169 P.2d 909, quoting Hauter v. Zogarts (1975) 14 Cal.3d 104, 110-111, 120 Cal.Rptr. At best, a horrible mistake. As to the second alleged misconduct relating to the order in limine, the question arguably may have been within the scope of proper cross-examination of the adverse expert witness but there is no doubt that failure to approach the bench before asking the question violated the ground rule which had been clarified after the first incident. However, we believe that in the present context at least, there is much to be said for the view expressed by Justice Tobriner in his concurring opinion in Justus that a right which was originally statutory in origin may now serve as a source of common law. 97, 565 P.2d 122.) Vehicles with fuel tanks installed above rather than behind the rear axle passed the fuel system integrity test at 31-miles-per-hour fixed barrier. He was born in Worcester son of Ralph and Gladys (Perrin) Grimshaw and has lived here all his life. The court sustained plaintiff's objections to the evidence on the ground its probative value was at best minimal whereas the prejudicial effect was substantial. 2 The "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY PROGRAM FINANCIAL REVIEW" report included the following: "To meet 20 mph movable barrier requirements in 1973, fuel filler neck modifications to provide breakaway capability and minor upgrading of structure are required. 1221, 1256-1257.) Finally, the rationale of danger of excessive punitive damages is difficult to square with the legislation providing for survival of a punitive damage claim enforceable by the personal representative and the joinder of such action with a wrongful death action or consolidation of the actions under the two statutes if they were separately filed. Nor was the size of the award excessive in light of its deterrent purpose. I hope that will be the legacy of the Ford Pinto. But, under subdivision (a) of Section 721, as under existing law, the expert witness is also subject to a somewhat broader cross-examination: 'Once an expert offers his opinion, however, he exposes himself to the kind of inquiry which ordinarily would have no place in the cross-examination of the factual witness. He was born September 3, 1934 in Gardiner, ME to the late Ralph and Carolyn Wood. These engineering assumptions were developed from limited vehicle crash test data and design and development work. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Richard A. Grimshaw of Walnutport, Pennsylvania, born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, who passed away on July 21, 2022 at the age of 66. Mr. Hews expressed fear that if the names of the witnesses were revealed they might not be available as plaintiffs' witneses. The precise contention now advanced has been previously rejected. (Weathers v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, 5 Cal.3d 98, 108, 95 Cal.Rptr. IN THE CARE OF. 387, 66 L.Ed.2d 237.) Initially, we note that Ford's proffered instruction was not "accurate and complete." We will respond within twenty-four hours. During the first few months of ownership, they had to return the car to the dealer for repairs a number of times. Join Facebook to connect with Richard Grimshaw and others you may know. If you want to remember the Ford Pinto on this 45th anniversary, read a list of the victims names. Survivors: In addition to his mother; sons, Ian M. Grimshaw (Sara) of Charleston, SC, Justin M. Grimshaw (Julia) of Center Valley; siblings, Henry Bud Grimshaw, Jr. (Donna) of Salisbury Township, Judy Grimes (Michael) of Florida, Donna Pfneisel (Frank) of Center Valley, Carol Hamory (Henry) of Salisbury Township, Pam Lewis of Northampton; grandchildren, Justin Jr., Evelyn; mother of his children, Rose Grimshaw. "Current assumptions indicate that fuel system integrity modifications and 1973 bumper improvement requirements are nearly independent. WORCESTER - Richard R. Grimshaw, 60, of 1350 Main Street died Thursday, January 30 in St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. 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