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Monthly Archives: February 2019

ProductRecall

Feds Refrain from Conducting Investigation into Recalled Michelin Tires

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in December of 2018 that it would not be conducting an investigation into defective Michelin tires amid a 2012 recall of the Michelin XZU-3 305/85/R22.5 Load Range J series that were fitted to large busses. This is not a major surprise considering the underfunded department considers… Read More »

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How We Can Win Your Defective Tire Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A. have successfully litigated hundreds of tire liability lawsuits recovering millions of dollars for our clients. The process of litigating a defective tire lawsuit is unique. While ostensibly, it falls under the category of product liability, there are unique challenges to tire lawsuits that those who litigate… Read More »

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Court Overturns Dismissal of Les Schwab Tire Explosion

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

An Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a lawsuit involving an exploding tire can move forward. The case was originally dismissed by a Circuit Court judge. The Appeals Court ruled that dismissal was based on an erroneous interpretation of federal law. Those who are on active duty in the military have some leeway when… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Canyon Tires Reaches Settlement

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Leslie, the wife of Steven Wayne Jackson, filed a lawsuit against Canyon Tire Sales after the tread on the cement truck that her husband was driving separated. Steven, who worked for a landscaping company, was driving the cement mixer as part of his job when the treads on one of the tires separated causing… Read More »

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Tire Defect Lawsuits: Is it the Manufacturer’s Fault?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 2016, The Safety Institute sponsored a study that showed that accidents related to tire defects were on the rise. The study found that, between 2013 and 2014, fatalities related to defective tires rose over 10% while fatalities related to other forms of vehicle accident rose only three-tenths of a percent. This is a… Read More »

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