Posted on April 14, 2022

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


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.


About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com