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Judge Declares Mistrial in Paralyzed Girl's Case

PLANTATION, FL (AP) -- A Circuit judge declares a mistrial in what turned out to be one of Broward County's longest and costliest trials this year.

PLANTATION, FL (AP) -- A Circuit judge declares a mistrial in what turned out to be one of Broward County's longest and costliest trials this year.Ashley Moore's family sought more than 110 (m) million dollars from Honda Motor Company. Ashley lost all feeling below her ears after the passenger-side air bag of her mother's car went off in a 19-98 crash.Four jurors wanted to award the Moore's at least 36 (m) million and up to 70 (m) million dollars. But the other two jurors thought Honda shouldn't be held responsible.The judge declared a mistrial yesterday when one juror accused another of making a comment during jury selection that she had looked up information on Ashley's family on the Internet. The same juror was said to have brought a newspaper article on Honda car designs into deliberations.The Moore family moved from Tallahassee to Pinecrest in Miami-Dade after the crash. They were able to bring the case in Broward County because Honda's American subsidiary is registered with the state in Plantation.