A jury in Texas County, Texas returned a $33 million verdict against Goodyear Tire in late February, 2019 after a three-week trial. The trial surrounded the death of Ramiro Munoz, who was killed in an accident in 2013 when a cement truck allegedly lost its tread, causing its driver to lose control and collide with Mr. Munoz’s vehicle and crush Mr. Munoz to death.
The jury agreed with the Plaintiffs’ allegation that the tire, which was manufactured at a Goodyear plant in Virginia, was defective and found Goodyear 90 percent responsible for the collision. Five workers at the Goodyear plant testified at trial as Plaintiffs’ witnesses. Those workers alleged substandard manufacturing conditions at the plant where the tire was made, including water contamination, inadequate inspections, and the use of old rubber.
According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, a spokesperson for Goodyear released a short statement but declined to comment on whether Goodyear plans to change any of its tire manufacturing practices as a result of the verdict.
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