FORT PIERCE, Fla. (July 16)—The family of a 54-year-old Fort Pierce man has filed suit in the Circuit Court for St. Lucie County, Fla., claiming that Michelin North America Inc. and local tire dealer Tires! Tires! Tires! were responsible for the tread separation that left him with permanent brain damage. The defendants will have 20 days upon being served the lawsuit to reply, said Joe Johnson, one of the attorneys for the family of Howard Lance. A Michelin spokeswoman said the company's legal department has not yet received the suit.