Texas Court To Eye Kia's Compliance Claim In Airbag Case

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 9:04 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the question of whether Kia Motors Corp. escapes liability under Texas law for having allegedly defective airbags that failed to deploy in a car crash but complied with federal standards.

The state’s high court granted Kia Motors Corp.’s petition for review in a case alleging defective airbags in its Kia Spectra vehicle failed to deploy and led to the death of Andrea Ruiz in a 2006 head-on collision. The high court will hear whether the Fifth District...
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