Michelin wins in product defect lawsuit

Los Angeles, California–A Michelin LTX tyre on a church van involved in a rollover crash contained no manufacturing defects, a jury before a Riverside County (Calif.) circuit court has ruled.

Six women who were members of a Catholic church in Phoenix received injuries of varying severity in the accident. The jury did find St. Theresa’s Parish and the Archdiocese of Phoenix liable for the crash.

Impact damage incurred some 1,000 miles before the accident caused the tyre to fail, said Thomas Dodson of Smithers Scientific Services Inc….

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