June 29, 2018 / 12:11 AM / 6 months ago

Michelin must face fatal car crash suit, Texas appeals court rules

A Texas appeals court in a lengthy decision analyzing complex jurisdictional law on Wednesday ruled that the U.S. subsidiary of French tire company Michelin cannot escape a lawsuit over a 2015 fatal accident allegedly caused by a defect in one of its tires.

The three justices on the 8th Court of Appeals of Texas, in a unanimous decision, said Michelin North America Inc had sufficient connections to Texas despite not being incorporated or headquartered in the state and that a stream-of-commerce theory applied to the company.

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