Firestone Off Hook In Tire Defect Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed summary judgment in favor of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC and upheld a ruling to exclude expert testimony in a suit brought by victims of a severe car accident who accused the company of manufacturing defective tires.

Even though the lower court erred when it disregarded an engineer's remarks about a tire the plaintiffs said contained defects, the error was harmless because the testimony failed to raise triable issues of fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth...
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