How Appealing

Saturday, April 4, 2009

“Court allows Ford to investigate jury; Carmaker can put off $3 million award to paralyzed woman”: Today in The Austin American-Statesman, Chuck Lindell has an article that begins, “Ford Motor Co., fearing that it was duped into settling a lawsuit for $3 million, can withhold payment while it investigates suspicions of jury misconduct in a South Texas case, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. Ford says a jury note to the judge — that asked, ‘What is the maximum amount that can be awarded?’ — fraudulently induced the car company to settle with Rosa Martinez, a Brownsville woman who was paralyzed from the neck down after a 2002 rollover wreck in a Ford SUV.”

Yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Texas consists of a majority opinion and a concurring opinion.

Posted at 9:07 PM by Howard Bashman