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THE TIRE INDUSTRY’S ABUSE OF COPYRIGHT CLAIMS AND THE CORRESPONDING DEFENSES OF COPYRIGHT MISUSE AND FAIR USE OF SMITHERS DOCUMENTS: The tire industry has repeatedly pursued spurious accusations of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation against plaintiff’s lawyers in product liability and wrongful death litigation over the last two decades including efforts to prevent access to copyrighted materials that are available in the stacks at the Library of Congress.
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Consumer Tips that may save your life: There are several widespread misconcept ions about tire failures and motor vehicle accidents. The first and most important misconception is that blow outs are the most dangerous type of tire failure leading to accidents. There is also a mistake and belief that front tire failu res are the more dangerous, and thus the best tires should be on the front of your vehicle.
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Hall-Edwards v. Ford Opening: Bruce Kaster’s trial opening used at the fourth trial of Hall-Edwards v. Ford Motor Company involving a 1996 Ford Explorer rollover. This trial resulted in a Plaintiff’s verdict of $19 million dollars.
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Hall-Edwards v. Ford rebuttal: Bruce Kaster’s trial rebuttal used at the fourth trial of Hall-Edwards v. Ford Motor Company involving a 1996 Ford Explorer rollover. This trial resulted in a Plaintiff’s verdict of $19 million dollars.
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Hendrickson Protective Order allows for electronic storage, emailing of documents, and “use of the confidential information in the preparation and presentation of the instant case with the same unfettered access enjoyed by Defendants’ counsel”
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Mann v. Cooper the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division finds on a “review of the record in this case reveals instances where Cooper Tire has exhibited “willful disobedience, bad faith and gross indifference to the plaintiff’s rights in the discovery process.” To read more click here.

Callender v. Cooper “the Court finds the Campbell affidavit is self-serving and unpersuasive, and that the documents themselves belie the position of Mr. Campbell and Cooper.”
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Callender v. Cooper denies Defendant’s motion to vacate or amend the Order of May 29, 2007. The Court found after conducting an in camera inspection of documents and “considers the position of Cooper Tire to be spurious, as its own documents clearly show that the characteristics of the subject tire where shared by Cooper Tires in many different lines, including both passenger and radial light truck tires, and even medium truck tires.” To read more click here. Part2.

GM Doc General Motors looked into the possibility of using Cooper Tire & Rubber Co as an Original Equipment Manufacture but found them to be “a fast follower in the aftermarket.”
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Bradley Public Redacted Docs various Cooper Documents that are now in the public record. To read more click hear

Middleton v. Cooper Tire Order lists numerous times Cooper disobeys the Court’s Orders To read more click hear

Mickey Gilbert Rollover Testing: Analysis of Steer Input Timing. To read more click hear

Don Lee Design Elements of Steel Belted Radial Tires to Improve Belt Durability To read more click hear

The problem with tread belt separation of Bridgestone/Firestone tires is well explained in the sworn statement of Dennis Carlson To read more click hear

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THE ABOVE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INFORMATIONAL ONLY AND NOT THE GIVING OF ADVICE AS TO YOUR SPECIFIC CASE. EACH STATE HAS ITS OWN LAWS REGARDING PRODUCTS. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU OR A RELATIVE HAS BEEN THE VICTIM OF A TIRE EXPLOSION, YOU SHOULD TALK WITH A LAWYER IMMEDIATELY ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. THE LAWYER CAN DISCUSS THE SPECIFICS ABOUT YOUR FACTUAL SITUATION AS WELL AS YOUR RIGHTS.