A U.S. Federal judge denies motions by Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone to dismiss more than 100 personal injury lawsuits in Venezuela and Colombia resulting from rollover accidents of Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone tires, press reports say. The cases stem from the Firestone tire replacement debacle that cost Ford $2.1 billion in 2001 and caused serious debate over the safety of the previous-generation Ford Explorer SUV. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans ...
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