Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Two N.M. Tire Suits Moved Out of State.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Guillermo Contreras Journal Staff Writer

Two of three federal lawsuits in New Mexico against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and Ford Motor Co. have been moved to Indiana.

A federal judicial panel has consolidated the two lawsuits with 51 others from across the country, according to an order filed in federal court in Albuquerque.

The two New Mexico lawsuits filed by the Watrous & Reardon law firm in Albuquerque allege defective Firestone tires are responsible for two separate rollover crashes that killed five people. The crashes involved Ford Explorers. All three federal lawsuits in New Mexico say Ford and Firestone knew about the defects but did nothing about them. …

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