Bridgestone Can't Relitigate Hearing-Loss Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 1:53 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge reversed course Wednesday and dismissed Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's suit seeking to hold an insurer liable for hearing loss claims made by Bridgestone factory employees, saying the dispute had already been decided by the Fifth Circuit

Vacating her own March 2012 order, U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi said that Pacific Employers Insurance Co.’s motion for reconsideration convincingly argued that the doctrine of res judica barred Bridgestone’s suit given that the same issues had been litigated in a Louisiana dispute that was...
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