Goodyear Boots Perkins Coie From Faulty Hose Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday disqualified Perkins Coie LLP as plaintiffs’ counsel in a proposed class action over allegedly defective heating hoses made by The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., citing the firm’s prior representation of the company in similar litigation.

Perkins Coie, which represented Goodyear in a pair of class actions over the company’s Entran II hoses in 2003, until Tuesday was representing the plaintiffs in a suit against the company over the Entran 3 hose, a successor product with similar alleged defects.

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