Mississippi high court to hear lawsuit against Toyota

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the family of a man left a quadriplegic after he crashed a Toyota pickup truck in DeSoto County in 2001.

The family of Shenandoah Clark sued Toyota alleging the truck was defective. Clark died in 2011.

A Hinds County jury in 2009 ruled for Toyota. The state Court of Appeals upheld the verdict last year.

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from Clark’s family, which wants the lawsuit to go to trial.

Toyota, according to court documents, argued Clark’s negligence caused the accident not any defect in the truck.