FTS International Must Pay $101M For Texas Truck Accident

By Mike Curley (July 23, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A Texas jury has told FTS International Services LLC that it must pay $101.1 million to a driver who sued after one of FTS' employees rear-ended him in an 18-wheeler in September 2013.

The Upshur County District Court jury found the Fort Worth-based oil and gas shipping company responsible for its employee, Bill Acker, who was operating the 18-wheeler when it struck Joshua Patterson's car. According to a release from Patterson's attorney, a drug test had found Acker had marijuana and methamphetamines in his system at the time of the accident.

Evidence presented at trial showed Acker had three moving violations...

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