LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 13)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is facing "false allegations" from plaintiffs' attorneys in a wrongful death case in Little Rock, according to Cooper management. A hearing is set in Little Rock federal district court for May 16, four days before the actual trial is scheduled to begin, on accusations that Cooper deliberately burned two boxes of documents relating to the May 1998 accident in which Scharlotte Hervey, her husband, her son and another driver were killed. Cooper CEO Thomas Dattilo and General Counsel Richard Teeple said the documents didn't relate to the case, and were burned by two lower-level employees without orders from management or apparent purpose.
Dattilo, Teeple: Cooper victim of 'false allegations' in tire suit
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