Hyundai Motor America v. Applewhite


(Miss., filed September 19, 2016): Arguing that under MS statute, evidence of a plaintiff’s nonuse of his seatbelt is admissible to refute a plaintiff’s causation theory and to understand the nature of a crash.  Also, arguing that it is improper for a circuit clerk to grant excuses for hardship outside the presence of a presiding judge or to grant medical excuses without proper document from a physician.  Jurors may not be categorically excluded from serving on a jury.

Court ruled in favor of ATRA's position

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