There will be a new trial in the lawsuit over a deadly Highway 6 accident. Judge Robert Stem has set aside the Robertson County jury's multi-million dollar verdict.
Judge Stem granted the motion for a new trial Wednesday after objections were raised by the families of the four killed in the accident. Despite being awarded $3 million last month, they claimed the jury failed to provide damages for their non-economic losses of companionship and value to society. No date has been set for the new trial.
A trial date has not been set.
The families sued three construction companies following the 2006 accident in South Brazos County. Three local teens and a Deer Park man died when a dump truck slammed into the back of a line of cars.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.