Class Action Overturn Changes Strategy In Ford-Firestone Tire Lawsuits

The suits were filed after Fire­stone tires made for Ford’s Explor­er were linked to 271 deaths
Plain­tiffs asked to rep­re­sent own­ers of Ford Explor­ers made between 1991 and 2001 as well as buy­ers of 60M Fire­stone tires
US Dis­trict Judge Bark­er in Indi­anapo­lis, Ind, had grant­ed class-action sta­tus in Novem­ber 2001