11th Circ. Lets Tire Co. Off Hook For Girl's Death

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that Continental Tire North America Inc. could not be held liable for an auto accident that caused the death of a 7-year-old Florida girl, tossing a lawsuit claiming the company made defective tires.

The appeals court upheld a Florida federal court's ruling that plaintiff Adam Beauregard had not provided enough evidence to allege that Continental's tire was responsible for his sister's death.

Beauregard had argued that Continental was negligent in designing and manufacturing the tire, offering a tire failure expert's testimony...
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