The Georgia Supreme Court Thursday upheld $40 million in legal damages against Chrysler Group LLC stemming from a Jeep fire that killed a 4-year-old boy.

The justices sided with a 2016 ruling by the state Court of Appeals that rejected Chrysler’s arguments that a trial judge erred in allowing evidence concerning Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s compensation. It was disclosed that his annual pay, stock options and cash awards totaled more than $68 million.

In an opinion written by Justice Britt…

Atlanta Business Journal
Georgia Supreme Court rules against Chrysler in wrongful death case

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