EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Feb. 26)—Bridgestone/Firestone and Ford Motor Co. say they have heard nothing of a federal grand jury investigation of Ford/Firestone rollover accidents as reported by Bloomberg News. According to the Bloomberg story, Miriam F. Miquelon, a U.S. attorney in East St. Louis, has subpoenaed documents from plaintiffs' attorneys suing Bridgestone/Firestone and Ford in wrongful death and injury cases, including sworn statements from Bridgestone/Firestone CEO John Lampe and Ford officials. "We haven't been contacted on any level about this," a Bridgestone/Firestone spokesman said, adding that the company has been "forthright, honest and open" in all its depositions and court submissions. Miquelon could not be reached for comment.
Ford, Firestone disavow knowledge of alleged grand jury probe
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