Firestone Indemnity Suit Screeches To A Halt

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC's attempt to recover from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and others defense and settlement costs from underlying litigation brought by Firestone employees claiming that unreasonable factory noise caused hearing loss.

Thursday's order in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana noted that two pending motions were mooted by an April 20 summary judgment finding in favor of the defendants, including Liberty Mutual.

According to court documents filed by the defendant insurers, the dismissal...
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