Trucking Broker, Texas Cucumber Co. Escape Legal Pickle

Law360 (January 18, 2019, 10:33 PM EST) -- An Illinois appellate panel has cut loose a Texas cucumber producer and a trucking brokerage firm in a suit seeking to hold them partially responsible for a woman’s severe injuries from a collision with a big rig contracted to haul cucumbers, saying the companies’ legal exposure ended when the produce was delivered.

A three-judge Appellate Court panel for the Second District affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by Derek Brettman against M&G Truck Brokerage Inc. and Texana Pickle Producers Inc. accusing the two companies and several others of causing the severe injuries suffered by Brettman’s wife, Gina Brettman, in a tractor-trailer...

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