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Williams v. Glash

Supreme Court of Texas
789 S.W.2d 261 (1990)


Margaret Williams (plaintiff) was involved in a car accident with Stephen Glash (defendant). Williams contacted Glash’s insurance company, State Farm, about the damage to Williams’ car. State Farm had Williams sign a claim form that included a release for personal injuries. State Farm wrote Williams a check for the amount of damage to the car. Later, Williams developed neck and back injuries as a result of the accident. Williams sued Glash. Glash filed a motion for summary judgment based on the release Williams’ signed. The trial court granted Glash’s motion and the court of appeals affirmed the decision. Williams appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Doggett, J.)

Dissent (Spears, J.)

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