Despite Porsche's court victory this week, Meadow Walker has every intention of forging on with her lawsuit against the car manufacturerin September. On Monday (Apr. 4) a judge ruled that Kristine Rodas' claim that Paul Walker's car lacked basic safety features lacked sufficient evidence. Meadows lawyer says they will push ahead regardless to prove Kristine's husband Roger Rodas and the actor could have lived in a properly protected car.
"The issues in the cases are very different," attorney Jeff Milam said in a statement. "Meadow's father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was burned to death because of the vehicle's defects."
Of Monday's ruling, he added: "A significant portion of the judge's decision was based on the rejection of evidence because of missed deadlines, and also a failure to sure Porsche AG, the manufacturer. Meadow will continue to fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills."
In her lawsuit, Kristine Rodas had claimed that the Carrera GT her husband was driving at the time of the 2013 crash had a faulty suspension, lacked a racing fuel cell and a properly functioning crash cage. Her attorney has confirmed she will appeal Monday's ruling.
Similarly, Meadow, 17, and her legal team allege that Porshe "failed to install its electronic stability control system", which they say is "specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type."
Roger's children, and Paul's father, Paul Walker III, have also filed wrongful death lawsuits against Porsche.