PASADENA, Calif. (July 25) — Pasadena attorney Joseph L. Lisoni has filed two new lawsuits against Bridgestone/Firestone in federal district court, one seeking the recall and replacement of Firestone Firehawk, the other relating to the 10 million Firestone Wilderness and ATX tires not included in the August 2000 recall.
Lisoni already has filed three class actions against BFS for alleged defects in Firestone Steeltex tires, two of which were dismissed and one still pending. He also filed his latest petition with NHTSA May 1 for a defect investigation of Steeltex tires.
All Lisoni´s previous petitions on the Steeltex, as well as an inquiry initiated by NHTSA itself, were dropped after the agency found no defect trend.
In a statement, BFS said Lisoni´s claims have no validity whatever. "There is no basis for action with any of the tires named in Mr. Lisoni's class action lawsuits," the company said.