BMW, Bridgestone Knew About Tire Flaws: Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (July 15, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT) -- BMW of North America LLC and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC were aware of mounting customer frustration with their “run-flat tires,” according to documents unsealed Thursday in a class action alleging the companies failed to disclose that the tires puncture easily and must be replaced at “exorbitant” prices.

Plaintiff Jeffrey Marcus argued that internal communications at BMW revealed the company's concerns about the Bridgestone-made tires, which are reinforced to avoid the need for a spare tire, in a brief in support of class certification filed...
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