INDIO, Calif. (Feb. 1)—A California Superior Court judge again has denied certification of a class action lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone for alleged defects in Steeltex radial light truck tires.
Judge Christopher J. Sheldon of the Indio court gave no reason for his decision, the second time he made such a ruling in little under a year. Joseph L. Lisoni, the Pasadena attorney in charge of the class action, said Sheldon promised to give a written explanation within the next week.
BFS said it is pleased but not surprised by Sheldon´s decision.
Lisoni said he has several options available, including refiling the class action in Los Angeles federal court.