Kia Asks Texas High Court To Toss Faulty Airbag Claim

Law360, Dallas (September 9, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Kia Motors Corp. on Monday told the Texas Supreme Court it has immunity from liability in a lawsuit accusing the company of designing defective airbags, under a tort reform law that protects products in compliance with federal safety standards.

The company, seeking to overturn a jury’s award of about $1 million to the family of a woman killed in a head-on collision after the driver’s side airbag in her Kia Spectra failed to deploy, said in oral arguments because the design of the car has been...
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