Texas Federal Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who presided over the qui tam action against Trinity Industries, Inc., ruled on March 3, 2015 to unseal the trial exhibits and transcripts so that they may be made available to the public.
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Recall that in October 2014, the lawsuit resulted in a fraud verdict of a trebled $175 million against Trinity Industries, the maker of the ET Plus end terminal. The lawsuit alleged that Trinity made misrepresentations to the federal government in 2005 about a modified version of the ET Plus 2005 that led the product to fail and injure or kill occupants in striking vehicles.
The case is Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc., et;. al., Case No. 2:12-cv-0089-JRG.
As of December 12, 2014, 42 states are confirmed to have removed the ET-Plus from their approved purchase list, including: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
This office presently represents a then 18-year-old young man who suffered horrific burns in Contra Costa County when the vehicle he was riding in struck the end of the guardrail and was redirected down a hillside into another collision that horribly burned his entire body. We are in extensive discovery against Trinity at this time. If you wish any information about litigating a case involving this guardrail system, please contact Thomas Brandi at [email protected] or call 800-481-1615.
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