American Central Insurance Company, et al v. Hyundai Motor America

American Central Insurance Company, et al v. Hyundai Motor America
(April 2005)

McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys won a victory in favor of Hyundai Motor America in the case entitled American Central Insurance Company, et al v. Hyundai Motor America in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division.

Plaintiffs asserted a products liability claim against Hyundai after a fire that originated in a 1999 Hyundai Elantra spread to an apartment complex and neighboring hotel. Plaintiffs, the subrogated property insurers and the owners of the apartment complex, claimed that a defect in the car radio caused the fire. Plaintiffs sought in excess of $900,000 in property damage and business losses. An unanimous verdict was returned by the jury and Hyundai Motor America was found to be 0% liable.