Iowa upholds $32.8m verdict in Cooper Tire tire defect appeal

ERJ staff report (LMH)

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a $32.8 million jury verdict against Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in a tire-tread separation accident that killed one person and injured several others.

The ruling affirms a 2010 jury verdict issued in Iowa’s Polk County District Court that found Cooper Tire responsible for the 17 Sept 2007 fatal rollover crash involving a group of employees from a local meatpacking plant who were carpooling in a…

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