Ashmore v. Mississippi Authority on Educational TelevisionAnnotate this Case
David Ashmore and his wife Debra sued for injuries they alleged resulted from a motor-vehicle accident with a vehicle driven by an employee of the Mississippi Authority on Educational Television. David sought damages for personal injuries that he allegedly suffered to his right and left knees, back, neck, and upper arms. Debra sought damages for loss of David’s services, companionship, and consortium; rendering of nursing care and services to David; emotional distress; and loss of enjoyment of life. The trial court dismissed the Ashmores’ claims with prejudice for willful discovery violations. Finding no abuse of discretion, the Supreme Court affirmed.