Ford Motor Co., Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and a Ford dealership reach a confidential settlement with a family who lost two members in an August 2000 accident involving a Ford Explorer with Firestone tires. The settlement was reached just 10 minutes before a trial was to begin. Garry Meek, 56, of Visalia, CA, and his 13-year-old granddaughter Amy Meek were killed when the Explorer they were riding in rolled over following a tire tread separation. Another passenger in the vehicle was ...

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