Sitting for the court: Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson, Justice Phil Johnson, Justice David Medina, Justice Dale Wainwright, Justice Don R. Willett, Justice Scott A. Brister, Justice Harriet O'Neill
Timpte Industries Inc. v. Robert Gish and Pinnacol Assurance
from Hale County and the Seventh District Court of Appeals, Amarillo
For petitioner: Gary Bellair, Lubbock
For respondents: James Hoyt Wood, Amarillo
The principal issues in this product-defect case are (1) whether in its summary-judgment motion Timpte waived its no-evidence point by failing to address the requisite unreasonable danger element and, if not, (2) whether Gish presented enough evidence of a design defect that posed an unreasonable danger or of a safer alternative design.
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