August 2010 Archives

New Trial Ordered in After Defense Verdict

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A Texas judge ordered a new trial after a defense verdict in a car accident lawsuit in Jefferson County, Texas.  

Interestingly, the judge offered no explanation why a new trial was warranted.  Judges usually have pretty specific reasons for granting a new trial.  The article summarizing the case was not entirely clear on the details of the grounds under which Plaintiff sought a new trial.   It is particularly surprising in a case involving a unsafe lane change because it is typically a question of fact for the jury.