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Garza v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.

418 S.W.2d 595 (1967)

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Garza v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Texas Court of Appeals

418 S.W.2d 595 (1967)

Facts

Efrain C. Garza (plaintiff), a citizen of Texas, sued Greyhound Lines, Inc., a Texas corporation, in a Texas state court for personal injuries Garza received in Mexico while Garza was a passenger on a Greyhound bus on his way to a bowling tournament. Garza sought recovery in tort and alternatively under a third-party beneficiary contract theory. Specifically, Garza alleged that his injuries were the result of the bus driver’s negligence in Mexico or that Garza was a third-party beneficiary of a contract between his bowling league and Greyhound and that Greyhound breached its implied contractual obligation to transport Garza safely. The trial court dismissed Garza’s suit because the substantive law of Mexico was too dissimilar to the law of Texas. Garza appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Cadena, J.)

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