In Brookshire Bros. v. Aldridge, the Texas Supreme Court clarified the test for when a spoliation jury instruction is appropriate. Since then, two cases have come before the Court on this issue, and in each case the Texas Supreme Court held that a spoliation instruction was not appropriate.
A jury in a Dallas County truck wreck case delivered a whopping $37,900,000.00 verdict on July 18, 2016, for a wrongful death action resulting from a wreck on an icy Texas highway in February of 2015. The case was originally brought by the decedent's two children, with his wife and mother adding themselves as Intervenors to the case. Both the truck driver and his employer, O'Reilly Auto Parts (O'Reilly), were found liable for negligence and gross negligence.
Dunagan v. Coleman