Kia Can't Shake Damages In $4.4M Faulty Airbag Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Friday refused to overturn Kia Motors Corp.'s portion of a $4.4 million product liability judgment, ruling that a defective airbag in a Kia Spectra had led to the plaintiff's death in a 2002 head-on collision.

Andrea Ruiz suffered a fatal blow to the head when a pick-up truck crashed into her Kia Spectra and the driver's side airbag failed to deploy, according to the suit.

Although Kia Motors and Kia Motors America Inc. challenged the judgment from the 95th Judicial District...
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