Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. settles a $189 million lawsuit against two trial lawyers springing from a wrongful death complaint.
Foamex International Inc. seeks bankruptcy court protection for the second time in four years.
Automotive fuel and fluid handling component and assemblies maker Fluid Routing Solutions Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and, despite objections from creditors, is sold to an affiliated company.
Two engineers at tire equipment maker Wyko Tire Technology Inc. are indicted, accused of conspiring to steal Goodyear trade secrets.
An antitrust case by Goodyear against several synthetic rubber producers continues after a federal judge rejects the defendants' motion for dismissal.
A federal judge in Connecticut certifies an antitrust class action against DSM Copolymer Inc. and DSM Elastomers Europe B.V. over EPDM rubber price-fixing.
Flexsys America L.P. decides to revive its civil case against Asian rubber chemical and tire makers after failing to win a patent infringement case before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A federal court upholds a decision in a trademark infringement case that requires off-the-road tire distributor American Tire Corp. to quit using the American tire name and trademark, owned by American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc.
A Mississippi appeals court rules against Goodyear in a $2.1 million product liability wrongful death case.
The U.S. Department of Justice sues Goodyear for allegedly violating the employment rights of a military veteran employed at the firm's Lawton, Okla., plant.
A U.S. court approves Mark IV Industries Inc.'s $90 million debtor-in-possession financing agreement to help get the company out of bankruptcy, which occurs a few months later.
A federal judge OKs Continental Carbon Co.'s $10.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit by the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
A Chinese court fines a drive belt manufacturer $10,000 for making counterfeit belts, among them ContiTech A.G. products.
Gates Corp. and Dayco Products L.L.C. sue Dorman Products Inc. for false advertising and unfair competition concerning aftermarket automatic belt tensioners.
Freudenberg-NOK G.P. settles a discrimination suit concerning a man who the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity said was denied a job because of his age.
A Mexican woman seeks as much as $30 million in a lawsuit against Dunlop Ltd. and Goodyear Dunlop over a fatal auto accident blamed on an allegedly defective tire.
A federal court dismisses an antitrust lawsuit by Specialty Tires of America Inc. against Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. and World Racing Group Inc.
A court in Willacy County, Texas, finds against Michelin North America Inc. in an accident that left six people dead, ordering the firm to pay $12 million in the case.
GPX International Tire Corp. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and agrees to sell most of its assets.
Duane Lepire, president of Chatsworth Rubber and Gasket Co., is sentenced to 21/2 years in prison for allegedly repackaging and selling commercial O-rings as aircraft-grade O-rings.
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