Class Status Sought In Bridgestone, BMW Tire Suit

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- A motion for class certification has been filed in a suit accusing BMW of North America LLC and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC of making and using allegedly defective “run-flat” tires that are easily punctured and difficult to replace.

Lead plaintiff Jeffrey Marcus lodged the motion Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, seeking certification on behalf of a nationwide class of current and former owners and lessees of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 BMW vehicles equipped with Bridgestone-made run-flat...
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