New Mexico Court of Appeals affirms $178M verdict against FedEx
The New Mexico Court of Appeal has upheld a record $178M verdict against Fedex following a 2011 crash that killed a 22 year old mother and wife and her four year old daughter. The case was in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Case No. A-1-CA-35001. The wreck critically injured the woman's 19 month old baby boy. Attorneys Jim Scherr and Sam Legate of Scherr Legate in El Paso, Texas, represent the surviving boy and his father. The fatal crash occurred in June of 2011 on Interstate 10 west of Las Cruces after midnight. A Fedex 22-wheel piggy-back tractor trailer was cruising at 62 miles per hour and took no evasive action to avoid the victims' disabled small pickup truck with flashing hazard and brake lights illuminated. The Fedex driver ignored another truck which had parked in the median -- with flashing lights -- to warn oncoming traffic.