Ludlow v. WiseAnnotate this Case
Mary Wise was involved in a single car collision in which she was the passenger and Steven Ludlow was the driver. Wise subsequently filed suit against Ludlow. The jury returned a verdict finding Ludlow negligent, that his negligence was a cause of Wise’s injuries or damages, and that Ludlow was fifty-five percent at fault and Wise was forty-five percent at fault. Wise appealed, and Ludlow cross-appealed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err (1) by instructing the jury on comparative fault; (2) in excluding evidence of Wise’s lack of financial resources to explain delays in seeking treatment for her injuries; (3) by admitting the testimony of Ludlow’s expert witness; (4) in denying Wise’s attempt to impeach Ludlow’s testimony with his answer to the complaint; and (5) in determining that it had personal jurisdiction over Ludlow.