Judge reinstates $8 mln verdict against Hyundai

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SEATTLE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A Washington state judge reinstated an $8 million verdict against Hyundai Motor Co. on Friday after ruling the company and its lawyers had failed to disclose evidence relevant to a paralyzed man's lawsuit against the auto maker. A jury awarded an $8 million verdict in 2002 for Jesse Magana, who was left paralyzed after being ejected from a 1996 Hyundai Accent's hatchback during an accident, and said the car's seatback design contributed to the injuries. The ...

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