$165M verdict upheld in FedEx fatal highway crash

Fedex crash

SANTA FE (AP) – A Santa Fe judge has upheld a $165 million verdict against FedEx for a highway crash that killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in 2011.

District Judge Francis Mathew on Wednesday denied FedEx’s request for a new trial in the wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence by the company.

The family of 22-year-old Marialy Morga and her daughter filed the suit after a FedEx tractor-trailer rig crashed into the back of Morga’s pickup truck on Interstate 10 near Las Cruces.

Judge Mathew took over the case after the trial judge recused herself over a phone call she had with plaintiffs’ lawyers following the trial.

Defense lawyers argue that Mathew wasn’t fit to handle the case, because he didn’t oversee the trial. FedEx may appeal the judge’s decision.

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