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New Trial Denied In Takata Seat Belt Suit

Law360 (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A three-judge panel for the New Mexico Court of Appeals has nixed a bid by two plaintiffs suing seat belt maker Takata Corp. to force a new trial on claims that a faulty buckle failed during a car accident, upholding a unanimous 2006 verdict that cleared Takata from liability in the case.

The appellate panel handed down an opinion Friday denying plaintiffs Donald and Carole Kilgore’s request for a new trial in a negligence and product liability suit against Takata, Subaru of America and Fuji Heavy...
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