Woman Wins $36 Million Lawsuit

In a landmark decision, an East Texas jury has awarded a California woman $36 million in the largest reported verdict ever for a trailer under-ride case.

The jury returned the verdict late Friday afternoon following a 4-week trial in Carthage, Texas, finding the Lufkin Industries trailer unreasonably dangerous in its design.

The jury also found that the U.S. Government regulations regarding trailer safety were inadequate to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury or damage.

Lufkin Industries plans to appeal the verdict.

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