Mississippi high court lets Toyota ruling stand

February 28, 2013

Economic Development

Auto SalesThe Mississippi Supreme Court has changed its mind and will not hear an appeal from the family of a man left a quadriplegic after he crashed a Toyota pickup truck in DeSoto County in 2001.

The Supreme Court says Thursday it has reviewed court documents again and saw no reason to hear an appeal from the family of Shenandoah Clark. The family had sued Toyota alleging the truck was defective. Clark died in 2011.

A Hinds County jury in 2009 ruled for Toyota. The state Court of Appeals upheld the verdict in 2011.

Toyota, according to court documents, said Clark’s negligence caused the accident not any defect in the truck.

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