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Chrysler denied new wrongful death trial; gets lower fine

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

A Decatur County Superior Court judge denies Fiat Chrysler's motion for a new, trial but ordered to lower the amount of money the company must pay a grieving family.

The parents of 4-year-old Remington Walden sued after he was killed in a fiery crash in 2012.

In April, Jurors blamed Chrysler for faulty design of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and imposed $150 million in damages.

The company appealed, claiming the jury acted from "passion" or "prejudice."

The judge denied that motion, but ordered to reduce the damages to $40 million.

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