Cases & Investigations

Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness Tires Product Liability Litigation

CASE NUMBER: Master File No. 00-ml-09374-SEB-JMS, MDL No. 1373
PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
CASE STATUS: Settled
COURT: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

The firm filed a complaint that was later consolidated into the master multidistrict litigation (MDL).  Claims in the MDL were focused on: (1) products liability claims against Bridgestone/Firestone for faulty tires; and (2) diminution in value (DIV) claims against Ford for the falling value of Ford Explorers.  Berger Montague was one of three firms on the Discovery Committee.  After surviving in part the motion to dismiss, engaging in substantial discovery, and litigating the motion for class certification (de-certified on appeal in 2002), the case was settled on a non-class basis.

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