Ford Can Probe Juror Misconduct In SUV Suit: Court

Law360, New York (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Ford Motor Co. should be allowed to conduct discovery into allegations of juror misconduct in a suit over a sport utility vehicle rollover accident that Ford agreed to settle during jury deliberations.

The court ruled April 3 that two lower courts had “committed harmful error” in refusing to allow Ford to conduct discovery. Ford had raised the alleged misconduct as a defense when it refused to pay the settlement, leading the plaintiff in the rollover suit to file a...
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