General Motors dismissed from suit brought after fatal accident

David Yates Nov. 19, 2015, 4:44pm


A suit brought by a Texas man and his daughter alleging the Saturn vehicle their relative was driving had multiple safety concerns has been dismissed.

Phil Gray, individually and as representative of the estate of Carolyn A. Ratliff, and Jaime Solly filed suit March 21, 2014, in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against General Motors LLC, citing negligence.

Court records show that on Feb. 11 the parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice, which was granted the following day.

The plaintiffs claimed Ratliff, Gray's wife and Solly's mother, was driving a 2007 Saturn Vue westbound on County Road 1261 on March 30, 2012, when her vehicle was stuck on the left passenger side at the intersection of FM 2661.

The suit alleged the side airbag didn't deploy and the vehicle didn't provide proper restraint even though Ratliff was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. Ratliff died in the crash.

The plaintiffs sought damages, interest, court costs and all other relief the court deems proper.

Dallas attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Stewart Matthews and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm are representing them in the case.

Case No. 2:14-cv-00249

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