SC Appeals Court Tosses $2.4M Verdict Against Nissan

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina appeals court on Wednesday tossed a $2.38 million verdict against Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in litigation over injuries to a girl caused when the Xterra vehicle she was in was hit by another vehicle and caught fire, ordering a new trial.

The appeals court panel said it agreed with the trial court's finding that its failure to instruct the jury on the necessity of proving a feasible alternative design was reversible error, in light of the South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in a...
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