Government/Legal

News from the courthouse and legislature affecting the global tire industry.

Recent News

  • Class action filed against Liberty Tire after Ky. fire

    Nov 19, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Two residents of a Louisville neighborhood near a Liberty Tire Recycling facility have filed a class action suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court, claiming the company was negligent in allowing the on-site conditions that caused the fire to occur.

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  • Takata exec to testify before Congress about airbag failures

    Nov 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president-global quality assurance for Takata Corp., will testify Nov. 20 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a hearing titled, “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.”

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  • NTSB to host symposium on passenger tire safety

    Nov 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Transportation Safety Board will host a two-day symposium on passenger vehicle tire safety at its conference center in Washington Dec. 9-10.

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  • TRAC study shows low winter tire use in Canada

    Nov 18, 2014

    TORONTO—Only slightly more than half of Canadian drivers outside of Quebec use winter tires, according to a new survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

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  • CalRecycle offers $823,000 in grants

    Nov 17, 2014

    SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is offering a total of $823,747 in grant money to California local governments, school districts and other potential applicants in the 2014-15 Tire-Derived Product Grant Program.

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  • EPA, DOE release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

    Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, designed to give consumers a practical guide to choosing the most fuel-efficient and low-emission cars on the market, according to both agencies.

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