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Fiat Chrysler to appeal settlement in fiery crash

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is appealing a Georgia court's order to pay $40 million to the family of a child who died in a Jeep fire.
    
Earlier this spring, a 12-person jury found Fiat Chrysler negligent and awarded $150 million in damages to the family of 4-year-old Remington Walden. Walden died in 2012 after a Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in was hit from behind and burst into flames.
    
Last month, Decatur County Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason reduced the damages to $40 million but rejected Fiat Chrysler's request for a new trial.
    
Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday that the lower damages don't undo the many errors in the trial. The case now heads to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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