"They spent five years pounding these parents," said the Houck's lawyer, Larry Grassini. "'Your daughter was negligent in the manner in which she drove the car, and she killed herself and her younger sister.' And they continued to maintain that position until two weeks before the trial, at which time they finally admitted that they were the only cause of the deaths of Raechel and Jacquie," said Grassini.
The Houcks had earlier turned down a $3 million settlement offer that would have prevented them from talking about their case against Enterprise.
After Enterprise's admission of negligence, an Alameda County jury awarded the family $15 million earlier this year.
Ditlow has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Enterprise's policy, which he says violates a 1991 ruling by the FTC involving a similar issue with Budget Rent-a-car.