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Texas Court Affirms Tollway Agency's Immunity In Death Suit

Law360 (December 7, 2018, 9:23 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate panel on Thursday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of claims against the North Texas Tollway Authority in a wrongful death suit filed by the father of a man who collided with a downed light pole on the tollway, finding that the agency only knew the pole was down one minute before the collision.

The Fifth Court of Appeals said Azhar S. Zaidi had not been able to provide any evidence to contest the NTTA’s claims that it was not aware of any prior defects with the pole or did not adequately protect Zaidi’s son Ammar. Evidence shows that...

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