Atty Sanctioned In Ford Tire Case

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing multidistrict product liability litigation against Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC and Ford Motor Co. has elected to reinstate a $100,000 fine and other sanctions against an expert for the plaintiffs for defrauding two U.S. courts.

Judge Sarah Evan Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Friday determined that Mexican lawyer and law professor Dr. Leonel Pereznieto's conduct warranted both a fine and an order barring Pereznieto from offering his expert opinion in any case in...
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