The case involved the death of the Petitioners’ 20-year-old daughter when the airbag system in her Ford Ranger truck failed to deploy. To pile tragedy upon tragedy, after years of litigation, the district court granted summary judgment to Ford Motor Company as a sanction against Petitioners’ trial counsel. When that same trial counsel then proceeded to miss the deadline for filing an appeal, the New Mexico Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal as untimely. Caren argued in the New Mexico Supreme Court for the reinstatement of the Petitioners’ appeal, so that their lawsuit may be decided on its merits. You can listen to Caren’s argument here.