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Posted on April 14, 2022

Michelin Wins Defense Verdict in Multi-Million Dollar Tire Lawsuit in Oklahoma

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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 14, 2022 An Oklahoma jury has ruled in favor of Michelin North America, Inc., in a product liability case involving a 2016 motor vehicle accident. The crash was preceded by a partial tread belt separation allegedly causing the vehicle to leave the roadway resulting in a passenger fatality. Plaintiff alleged that the BFGoodrich® tire was defectively designed and manufactured by Michelin.

In a statement, the Company said: “Michelin is pleased with the jury’s verdict in this case. While we sincerely regret this tragic accident, the evidence presented throughout the six-day trial showed that the BFGoodrich® tire was previously damaged during its service life and not defectively designed or manufactured. Michelin will continue to vigorously defend the world-class quality of its full portfolio of brands, including BFGoodrich®, an industry leader delivering safe and innovative solutions for the light truck segment.  

The case is Schick v. Michelin North America, CJ-2018-2621, filed in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)