Judge Hits The Brakes In Greyhound, Tire Co. Suit

By Nick Malinowski (September 25, 2009, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will not have to reimburse Greyhound Lines Inc. for payments extended to passengers injured in a bus accident allegedly caused by a defective tire, a federal judge ruled Sept. 23.

Judge W. Harold Albritton III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama determined that even if it should ultimately be determined that a bad tire caused or contributed to the accident, there is "no basis whatsoever for holding Goodyear liable to Greyhound for payments voluntarily made by Greyhound to its passengers, without the knowledge of Goodyear."

Greyhound sued Goodyear in June 2008...

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