Freeman v. Lester Coggins Trucking, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
771 F.2d 860 (1985)
Bobby Freeman (plaintiff) sustained injuries and his infant daughter, Laura, was killed as the result of an automobile accident in which the vehicle driven by Freeman collided with the truck driven by Kenneth Deis (defendant) as an employee of Lester Coggins Trucking, Inc. (Lester Coggins) (defendant). Freeman individually filed suit for his personal injuries in federal court. The suit was ultimately dismissed following a jury verdict that found neither Deis nor Lester Coggins negligent. Subsequently, Freeman filed suit on his own behalf, as well as on behalf of his wife and other three children, for the wrongful death of his infant daughter. Deis and Lester Coggins moved for summary judgment on the basis of collateral estoppel, which the court granted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tate, J.)
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