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Honda Hit With $38M Verdict Over Shoddy Seat Belt In Texas

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 11:09 PM EST) -- A Texas state jury on Wednesday found that a Honda minivan’s seat belt system was poorly designed and was a reason why a Dallas woman was left paralyzed in a rollover crash, awarding the woman $37.6 million.

Sarah Milburn, 27, was in the third-row middle seat of a Honda Odyssey operated by Uber driver Arian Yusufzai on Nov. 15, 2015, when the minivan was hit by a pickup truck, court documents said, and she sustained cervical injuries resulting in quadriplegia.

The Dallas jury returned Wednesday with a verdict in favor of Milburn, who alleged that the seat belt in the minivan,...

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