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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TX: Evidence of Seat Belt Non-Use is Admissible to Apportion Responsibility

The Texas Supreme Court case, which was announced on Friday, is Nabors Wells Services, Ltd. v. Romero.  The case (pdf) is here:  Download TX Sup Ct = Seat Belt Admiss  From the opinion:

We hold relevant evidence of use or nonuse of seat belts, and relevant evidence of a

plaintiff’s pre-occurrence, injury-causing conduct generally, is admissible for the purpose of

apportioning responsibility under our proportionate-responsibility statute, provided that the

plaintiff’s conduct caused or was a cause of his damages.

Thanks to Jill Lens (Baylor) for the tip.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2015/02/tx-evidence-of-seat-belt-non-use-is-admissible-to-apportion-responsibility.html

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