NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 11)—Bridgestone/Firestone is not destroying Firestone Steeltex tires intended as evidence in a California class action lawsuit, the Nashville-based tire maker said in a response to a CBS News report accusing them of doing just that. The report showed pictures of Steeltex tires waiting to be shredded at a recycling facility near the BFS plant in LaVergne, Tenn. "Under the case management order from California, Firestone is required to preserve (Steeltex) tires that are the subject of a legal claim," the tire maker said in a prepared statement. "All of those tires have been preserved. The order specifically states that Bridgestone/Firestone can continue its tire disposal practices at all other facilities."
Bridgestone/Firestone denies CBS report on Steeltex
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