Goodyear Wants Perkins Coie Ousted From Faulty Hose Suit

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday filed a motion seeking to boot Perkins Coie LLP from its role as plaintiff's counsel in a putative class action over allegedly defective heating hoses, claiming that the firm’s attempt to “switch sides” in the litigation constitutes a serious conflict of interest.

Perkins Coie, which represented Goodyear in a pair of class actions over the company’s Entran II hoses in 2003, is now representing the plaintiffs in a suit against the company over the Entran 3 hose, a successor...
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