Ford, Firestone Cases Belong In Mexico: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has told a district court to dismiss six product liability lawsuits against Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire LLC, saying Mexico is the appropriate forum for the cases.

In an Aug. 21 decision a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted the petition for mandamus relief, noting that it has held in other tort cases that Mexico is an available forum for suits against foreign defendants.

“District courts do not have to start from...
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