Motor Coach Industries, Inc. v. KhiabaniAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's motion for judgment as a matter of law, for a new trial, to alter or amend the judgment to offset the settlement proceeds paid by other defendants, and to retax costs, holding that Appellant was entitled to an offset of the settlement proceeds.
Dr. Kayvan Khiabani was fatally injured when he collided with a passing bus while riding his bicycle. Khiabani's estate and surviving family members (collectively, Respondents), sued several defendants, including Appellant. Each defendant except Appellant settled with Respondents. After a trial, the jury returned a verdict for Respondents on their failure-to-warn theory. The district court denied each of Appellant's post-judgment motions, after which Appellant appealed. The Supreme Court reversed in part, holding that the district court (1) properly denied MCI's motions for judgment as a matter of law, for a new trial, and to relax costs; and (2) erred in denying MCI's motion to alter or amend the judgment because Appellants was entitled to an offset of the settlement proceeds where Appellant and the settling defendants were liable for the same injury.