Government/Legal

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Recent News

  • NHTSA grants Cooper petition for inconsequential noncompliance

    Aug 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s petition for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance in the case of 83,343 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ brand LT315/70R17 Load Range D tires.

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  • NHTSA denies Mercedes-Benz petition on TPMS defect

    Aug 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied the petition of Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. L.L.C. and its parent company, Daimler A.G., for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance in the case of faulty tire pressure monitoring systems in certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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  • Negotiations move forward for Cooper, Chengshan

    Aug 15, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. have agreed to terms covering a previously announced put-and-call process to resolve the ownership of their Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. joint venture.

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  • Commerce Dept. delays deadline for China tire dispute

    Aug 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Department of Commerce is delaying until Nov. 21 the deadline for the International Trade Administration to issue its preliminary determination of whether Chinese tire makers are selling consumer tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value.

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