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  • Kalafut v. Gruver (1990) Dismissal of an action for a child's wrongful death against a tort-feasor whose negligence occurred when the decedent was in the mother's womb is reversed in a case where the child was born alive but died shortly thereafter because of injuries proximately caused by the defendant.
  • Hall v. Hall (1990) In a wrongful death case, because an unbiased jury under proper instructions found that the evidence preponderated in the plaintiff's favor, there was no legal justification for a retrial on the issue of liability. The trial court erred in setting aside a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff and the jury verdict is reinstated as it relates to the issue of liability, and the case is remanded for a new trial limited to the issue of damages.
  • Stump V. Doe (1990) The driver of a large station wagon was towing a 22-foot camping trailer on an interstate highway when a tractor-trailer overtook and passed him and he lost control of the vehicles. The station wagon and trailer overturned in the median strip, killing the driver's young daughter who was one of the passengers in the station wagon.