The third trial involving the 2001 death of former New York Mets prospect Brian Cole is taking place before Judge Billy Joe Landrum in Laurel or Paulding (I have heard both). Ford Motor Co. is the defendant. The lawsuit alleges defects in a seatbelt and a propensity of an Explorer to roll-over.
Two prior trials resulted in hung juries. The case was first tried in 2004 before Judge Robert Evans in Paulding. My recollection is that the plaintiffs moved to recuse Judge Evans after the first trial and the Supreme Court appointed Judge Landrum to take over the case.
Plaintiffs contend that Cole would have been a major leaguer, a view supported by the Mets as discussed in this New York Daily News article about the last trial.