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    So, does your friend's insurance cover his part of the suit or is his insurance void because of the lights? I find this to be crazy! He passed inspection with no note of the lights. Since the judge is into letting dumb lawsuits in his court, your friend should go after the place that did the inspection. They said that there is nothing wrong with his lights, implying that they were OK.
    Last edited by Pikey; 12-21-2013 at 07:26 AM.

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  2. #12


    The insurance company is attempting to be removed as part of the suit due to use of unapproved parts, a judge will need to rule on that at the appeals court. They were held as a liable party in the first court.
    The other drivers family attempted to file against the shop that completed the inspection, they failed for a few reasons, Texas inspections are certified by the state, the lights in question while not DOT approved did pass lighting output tests for the state.
    Inspection stations only need to verify operating order, not DOT compliance of parts as the inspection station has no real legal jurisdiction, only a pass or fail on operation, the visual inspection portion only entails making sure taillights are red and a certain output, and headlights are white light and a certain output.

    If you really want to see the stupidity Texas courts are capable of read this local story, while a totally differnt matter it demonstrates the stupidity local judges are capable of:

  3. #13


    this is just crazy all the way around. I had read about the teen in the link you posted. they argued that because his parents were rich he had never had consequences for his actions so he suffered from "affluenza"

  4. #14


    Yep, gives you a small idea how the courts around here seem to be operating. Its not about the facts it seems to be about who can put up the best story.

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