Texas Appeals Court Limits Discovery In Hyundai Injury Suit

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A trial judge let plaintiffs in a wrongful death suit against Hyundai access far too much information on Hyundai and Kia car safety systems, a Texas appeals court held, directing the judge to set reasonable limits.

The Twelfth Court of Appeals held a Rusk County District Court judge allowed overly broad discovery by the family of a car crash victim when it required Hyundai to provide documents related to passenger vehicles made by it and subsidiary Kia for a 10-year period worldwide.

“Because parties are not entitled to unlimited discovery, the trial court must impose reasonable discovery limits,” the panel said....

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