Appeal Dropped in Texting-While-Driving Case

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The lawyer for a Florida couple seriously injured in a 2009 accident has dropped an appeal of a New Jersey texting while driving ruling.
 
Attorney Stephen Weinstein represents David and Linda Kubert, who each lost a leg when their motorcycle was struck in New Jersey by a teenager, Kyle Best, who was driving and texting. The couple sued Best and Shannon Colonna, the then teenage girl, who had texted him.
 
A state appeals court ruled texters can be held legally responsible for an accident if they know the recipient is driving. But in 2012, the court found there was no proof Colonna knew Best was driving at the time.
 
Weinstein tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he decided against appealing to the state Supreme Court.
 
The couple settled their lawsuit against the driver for $500,000.

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