BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Sept. 1, 2004) — A state district court jury in Brownsville found Titan Tire Corp. not liable in a $10 million lawsuit filed by the family of Raymundo Barrera.
Mr. Barrera, 33, died of massive internal injuries in October 2002 when a Titan tractor tire he was filling with air exploded. Mr. Barrera's family charged that Titan was liable for not providing instructions in Spanish on the tire's proper maintenance, but the jury unanimously found Mr. Barrera at fault.
A spokeswoman for Titan, which is a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., declined comment because the plaintiffs are likely to appeal. Michael Cowen, the Barrera family's attorney, could not be reached for comment.