Hyundai Wins Retrial In $4.5M Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 5:40 PM EST) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a $4.5 million jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit against Hyundai Motor Co., saying that the carmaker was entitled to a new trial because an expert witness changed his testimony after his deposition.

The court rejected Hyundai's request for judgment as a matter of law because of alleged evidentiary errors by the lower court, but agreed Thursday that the automaker was unfairly prejudiced when one of the plaintiffs' expert witnesses altered the calculations he used to determine that Hyundai's...
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