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    • Texas appeals court excuses Bridgestone, Ford from lawsuit

      BEAUMONT, Texas The Ninth Texas Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's decision and dismissed a product-liability lawsuit against Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Ford Motor Co., ruling that Texas courts have no jurisdiction in the case.

    • DOT issues 65 new tire plant ID codes

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation issued 65 new DOT plant identification codes in the past year for tire factories worldwide, including five for plants in the U.S. and 35 for plants in China.

    • U.S. demand for high-performance tires continues to rise

      AKRON — Demand for high-performance tires in the U.S. increased in 2017 for the eighth straight year and now accounts for nearly 56 percent of OE and 45 percent of replacement market shipments, according to latest U.S. Tire Manufacturers...

    • Jury clears Michelin in Texas product liability case

      WEATHERFORD, Texas — A jury in a Texas district court in Weatherford found unanimously recently that Michelin North America Inc. is blameless in a product-liability lawsuit involving the failure of a BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A tire.

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