Texas High Court Asked To Revive $1M Faulty Tire Verdict

Law360, Houston (July 18, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Discount Tire Co. urged the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday to reinstate a $1.4 million jury verdict awarded to the survivors of a deadly car accident allegedly caused by a defective tire, arguing the trial court should not have tossed the judgment for being too low.

In a mandamus brief filed with the high court, the tire manufacturer said the trial judge overseeing the case had no authority to order a new trial when a lawyer for the vehicle’s injured passengers and the family of a...
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