Texas Justices Dump Mexican Crash Suit Against Bridgestone

By Jess Krochtengel (April 24, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said a wrongful death suit against Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC can't be heard in Texas court because it arose from a car accident that took place in Mexico, involving Mexican residents.

The case involved two minors who live in Mexico with their grandparents, but filed suit in Texas through their uncle, a Texas resident, who was acting as their "next friend." Next friends can be any individual acting on behalf of a person lacking legal capacity, including children and incapacitated plaintiffs.

The court held the uncle, as next friend, did not qualify as a...

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