Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Thomas H. Crofts, Jr. and Ann Livingston, San Antonio, Tex., for defendant-appellant.
Sylvia Demarest, Dallas, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellees.
Before TUTTLE, POLITZ and GARWOOD, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:
The defendant-appellant, Freightliner Corporation, appeals from a judgment on a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs-appellees, the Sodens, in this Texas law diversity action based on products liability. The plaintiffs-appellees are the widow and two children of Willard C. Soden, who was killed in a post-collision fuel fire while driving a truck designed and manufactured by Freightliner. The Sodens claimed that the design of the Freightliner...
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