Bridgestone, BMW Skid Out Of Defective Tire Action

Law360, Los Angeles (November 29, 2012, 7:46 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday dismissed a $5 million putative class action against BMW of North America and tiremaker Bridgestone Americas Inc., ruling the plaintiff’s defective tire allegations were implausible, vague and lacked “traction.”

In two sharply worded opinions, U.S. District Judge William J. Martini of Newark blasted as meritless the legal arguments of plaintiff David Greene of Monmouth County, N.J., who sued the companies after he leased a 2010 BMW 335i convertible with allegedly faulty tires.

Greene claims his car’s Bridgestone Potenza Run Flat...
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