Texas Appeals Court Affirms Ford Win In SUV Rollover Action

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court reaffirmed Wednesday that Ford Motor Co. isn't liable for a Ford Explorer rollover accident that killed a teenager, ruling a trial court correctly allowed Ford to introduce evidence that the deceased wasn't wearing a seat belt during the accident.

The decedent’s family said the seat belt evidence shouldn't have been admitted because Texas doesn't allow seat belt use evidence to reduce or mitigate a plaintiff’s damages, but the Fourth Court of Appeals ruled that since the family alleged that the Explorer's crashworthiness...
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