WASHINGTON (Oct. 8)—The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected without comment Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s appeal of a $3.3 million damage award upheld by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The damages—including $3 million in punitive damages—were awarded to the family of Laura Dawn Tuckier, who was killed Oct. 13, 1995, in a rollover accident near Sardis, Miss., when a Cooper tire on her Ford Bronco lost its tread. Cooper claimed that the excessive size of the award violated the company's due process rights under the Constitution. Cooper is "extremely disappointed" in the high court's decision, a company spokeswoman said.
Supreme Court rejects Cooper's appeal of $3.3 million damage award
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