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.