Michelin Wins Defense Verdict in Multi-million Dollar Tire Lawsuit

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Michelin wins defense verdit in a product liability case. PHOTO Corgarashu / Adobe Stock

An Oklahoma jury has ruled in favor of Michelin North America, Inc., in a product liability case involving a 2016 motor vehicle accident.

The crash was preceded by a partial tread belt separation allegedly causing the vehicle to leave the roadway resulting in a passenger fatality. Plaintiff alleged that the BFGoodrich tire was defectively designed and manufactured by Michelin.

In a statement, the Company said: “Michelin is pleased with the jury’s verdict in this case. While we sincerely regret this tragic accident, the evidence presented throughout the six-day trial showed that the BFGoodrich tire was previously damaged during its service life and not defectively designed or manufactured. Michelin will continue to vigorously defend the world-class quality of its full portfolio of brands, including BFGoodrich, an industry leader delivering safe and innovative solutions for the light truck segment.”

The case is Schick v. Michelin North America, CJ-2018-2621, filed in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.


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