Judge Orders Settlement Update in Bus Lawsuit

December 3, 2013

Greyhound Bus Lines Inc. and a woman who sued the company over a 2008 accident in south Mississippi have until Friday to advise the judge of any settlement they reach in the case.

Megan Clancy sued Greyhound in Jackson County Circuit Court in July 2011, saying she was injured in the accident on Interstate 10 near D’Iberville on Aug. 2, 2008. The case was moved to federal court in 2011.

The lawsuit says she was a passenger in a vehicle when the driver slowed for traffic and the bus hit it from behind, causing her permanent injuries.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden said any settlement after Friday may result in him assessing jury costs. The trial is scheduled to begin next week.

Greyhound’s lawyer had no comment on the lawsuit.

Court records show her brother, Jon Clancy, also sued over the accident in Jackson County Circuit Court, where a jury ruled in Greyhound’s favor.

Greyhound tried to get Megan Clancy’s case dismissed, saying the lawsuits were identical and the federal case should be dismissed because the arguments had already been tried in state court.

However, the verdict in Jon Clancy’s case was set aside on Sept. 30, and Ozerden ruled on Oct. 4 that Megan Clancy’s case could continue, according to court records.

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