Court records say Greyhound Bus Lines Inc. and a woman who sued the company over a 2008 accident in south Mississippi have reached a settlement in the case.
Interesting claim from a procedural standpoint. The plaintiff was injured when the Greyhound bus in which she was riding was rear ended by another vehicle. She made claims against both the driver and Greyhound. Her brother also made claims which he lost in a jury trial but, was able to get set aside. Greyhound attempted to argue that the plaintiff’s action should be dismissed based upon this prior state court action. The Federal Court disagreed and allowed her claims to proceed, resulting in the settlement. The standard on such assertions is clear that prior “adjudications” must involve the same parties and claims in order to preclude future actions.
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