COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open! Our team is working and offering consultations via phone, e-mail, and video conferencing.
(251) 299-0101

MACK TRUCK, INC. V. MARY WITHERSPOON, AS ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF TONNIE RAY WITHERSPOON, DECEASED, 867 SO. 2D 307 (ALA. 2003)

Administratrix of deceased driver's estate brought action against truck manufacturer, alleging liability under the Alabama Extended Manufacturer's Liability Doctrine (AEMLD). The Clarke Circuit Court, No. CV-97-172, entered judgment for administratrix, Manufacturer appealed. The Supreme Court held that: (1) evidence showed that truck was defective, and (2) punitive damages were to be reduced from $25 million to $6 million. Conditionally affirmed.
Categories: