Hyundai Must Pay $8M For Ducking Discovery: Court

Law360, New York (November 25, 2009, 5:28 PM EST) -- Washington state's high court has reinstated an $8 million default judgment against Hyundai Motor Co., siding with a trial court that said the carmaker frustrated discovery in a case brought by a paraplegic claiming a Hyundai seat defect caused his injury.

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington reinstated the trial court's judgment on Wednesday, reversing a decision of the state Court of Appeals to overturn the ruling.

The trial court did not abuse its discretion in hitting Hyundai with an $8 million default judgment...
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