Ford To Pay $19 Million, WI To Receive $325,000

Wisconsin will get part of a settlement with Ford Motor Company over dubious claims in some of its commercials.

Wisconsin is one of seven states that sued Ford over its claims about its trucks’ fuel mileage and towing capacity.

The states say Ford promised numbers its trucks could not realistically deliver. The other states which sued are: Oregon, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, and Arizona.

In all, Ford will pay the states about 19-million dollars. Wisconsin’s share works out to about 325-thousand.