Mark Fidrych's Widow's Wrongful Death Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (November 27, 2017, 7:24 PM EST) -- The Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday cemented wins for Mack Trucks Inc. and Parker-Hannifin Corp. in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark S. Fidrych after he was accidentally asphyxiated while working on a dump truck that he owned.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court unanimously affirmed summary judgment rulings in favor of Mack and Parker-Hannifin in a lawsuit brought by Ann E. Pantazis, the executrix of Fidrych’s estate, after he was found dead beneath the vehicle in 2009 with his clothing caught in a system installed on the truck to tilt the...

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