No. 82-1178.

714 F.2d 498 (1983)

Mary Ann SODEN, individually and as independent executrix of the estate of Willard C. Soden, deceased, and as next friend of Willard Ray Soden, a minor, and Diana Lee Soden, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing Denied October 11, 1983.

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.

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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