Juror Fraud Aided $3M Ford SUV Deal, Says Texas High Court

Law360, New York (June 20, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said a $3 million settlement over a Ford Motor Co. vehicle rollover accident was reached after the jury forewoman collaborated with the plaintiffs to increase the settlement amount, reversing an appellate court's ruling that the circumstantial evidence of juror misconduct in the suit was legally insufficient.

The high court said the appellate court overlooked key circumstantial evidence, including comments made by the plaintiffs' attorney and the timing of a recess that was called due to the forewoman's absence during the trial, when it decided to overturn a trial court's jury verdict that the settlement was...

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