US Supreme Court reverses damage award against Goodyear

Washington — In an 8-0 decision, the US Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million (€2.5 million) damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit.

Two lower courts erred in ordering Goodyear and attorneys Basil J. Musnuff and Graeme Hancock to pay all of the Haeger family’s legal fees, instead of only those that arose specifically from the tire maker’s alleged misconduct, the high court ruled in its April 18 opinion.

The case began in 2003, when…

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