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Court Secrecy Injures & Kills – Delayed Federal Investigation of Possible Goodyear Defect

Posted On 01/04/18

Begam Marks & Traulsen is acting as local counsel, aiding in Public Justice’s efforts in this case.

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency in charge of auto safety, launched an investigation into dangerous Goodyear tires that should have taken place years ago. Why the delay? According to NHTSA, court secrecy. NHTSA explained, “the data produced in litigation was sealed under protective orders and confidential settlement agreements.”

Public Justice has asked an Arizona court to unseal court documents we believe contain evidence that a line of Goodyear’s motorhome tires has a deadly defect that Goodyear has known (and lied) about for years. Goodyear has faced over 40 lawsuits filed after people were injured or killed in accidents allegedly caused by these tires. But the company has never recalled them. And NHTSA has never investigated … until now.

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