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When Getting Screwed on a New Car Takes on a Whole New Meaning

At this very moment, closing arguments are being made in the case of Harold D. Burns v. Grand Prairie Ford. They're taking place in Judge Carl Ginsberg's courtroom, the 193rd Civil District Court at the George Allen. And what's the case about? Well, you really oughta read the complaint for yourself. It's right here, if you have a moment.

In short, it involves a man who bought a car from a dealership that wanted it back one week later, going to far as to claim the vehicle had been stolen. And that man claims that because of the dealership's actions, he wound up in jail -- where he was gang-raped. All because he bought a car. Now that man wants at least $30 million. Like I said, read it. There should be a verdict today -- tomorrow, at the latest. We'll update. Did you read it yet? --Robert Wilonsky

Update: At 5:38 p.m., Burns' attorney informed Unfair Park that jurors, who had been deliberating for the past few hours, were being sent home for the day. They'll be back at it in the morning, we have been told. I know -- the suspense is killing you.

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Update No. 2: At 11:46 a.m. Friday, the deliberating jury had a question for the court: Had the criminal charges against Harold Burns had been dismissed by a court? Answer? Yup. Ginsberg also had the court reporter read back portions of the testimony in which that had been discussed. More TK.

Update No. 3: At 2:45 p.m. Friday, the jury returned its verdict -- in favor of Grand Prairie Ford.

Update No. 4: It's not terribly fascinating or enlightening, but if you want, you can read the jury's verdict form.

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