Trinity Can't Escape Personal Injury Suit Over Guardrails

Law360, New York (September 30, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday nixed a bid by Trinity Industries to toss a suit by a couple who claim they were injured when one of its guardrails punctured their car, saying they'd adequately alleged that the company took steps to conceal changes made to the guardrail.

U.S. Judge Rebecca Beach Smith denied Trinity Industries Inc.’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, saying that Jose and Victoria Evans had alleged that the modified ET-Plus was defective and that the company had actively made misrepresentations to the Federal Highway Administration to hide the defects from the agency and the driving public....

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Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability


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Date Filed

July 16, 2015


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