Jury Hands Toyota Win In Texas Seat-Defect Crash Suit

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 2:29 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury found in favor of Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday in a suit brought by a woman who claimed a driver's seat defect caused her to suffer a spinal injury when her vehicle crashed into a tree.

The jury unanimously held that at the time the driver's seat of a 2008 Highlander left Toyota's possession, it did not contain a design defect that later caused plaintiff Joyce Owen's injuries. The jury deliberated for 35 minutes, according to Bowman and Brooke LLP, the firm...
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