Court Reverses Wal-Mart Win In Fatal Blaze Case

Law360, New York (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A state appeals court has reversed a decision granting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. summary judgment in a case brought by two parents who say a defective halogen lamp purchased from the retail giant caused the fire that killed their son and his girlfriend.

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate District of Texas issued a 31-page opinion on Tuesday, holding that the parents had submitted “more than a scintilla” of evidence and that Wal-Mart had not established that it was entitled to judgment as a matter...
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