WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Oct. 22)—Michelin North America Inc. settled a lawsuit in Texas involving a 15-passenger church van the day after jury selection began. "Michelin has resolved the suit to its satisfaction and maintains that the 9-year-old tire in question had no quality or workmanship issues," the Greenville, S.C.-based tire maker said in a news release. Four women were killed and eight disabled in the rollover crash of the Dodge Ram van in May 2001. The plaintiffs alleged that a tread separation on a Michelin tire on the vehicle caused the rollover, and that the tire was defective. Michelin's settlement leaves DaimlerChrysler Corp., maker of the van, as the sole defendant in the case.
Michelin settles Texas church van case
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