J.B. Hunt wins appeal of hazmat injury suit

A federal district court properly granted summary judgment to J.B. Hunt in a case where the carrier had been sued over injuries due to the unexplained presence of a hazardous chemical in one of its trailers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled.

The appeals court said that the chemical was not shown to be under control of the Lowell, Ark.-based defendants and that a jury reasonably could find that the presence of the chemical was attributable to a cause other than negligence on the part of J.B. Hunt.