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