Guzman v. Jones, No. 15-40007 (5th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
This law suit arose from a motor vehicle accident between a truck driven by Melvin Jones and owned by Celadon and another vehicle driven by plaintiff. The parties agree that Jones was at fault for the accident and that Celadon is vicariously liable. On appeal, Jones and Celadon challenge the district court's denial of their motion for a new trial. The court affirmed the judgment, concluding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of medical bills because Texas law permits consideration of plaintiff's medical bills, and in refusing spoliation sanctions because the timing of plaintiff's surgery alone was insufficient to demonstrate that he had acted in bad faith.