United States Fifth Circuit

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Meador v. Apple, Inc., 17-40968

Held that Apple Inc. was not liable for a fatal car crash that happened when a distracted driver looked down to read a text message on her iPhone 5. The suit alleged that the iPhone caused the accident because it had no lockout mechanism. Affirmed dismissal of the complaint, holding that Texas law would not regard a driver's neurobiological response to a smartphone notification as a cause of a car crash.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/12/18


  • Higginson


  • United States Fifth Circuit