CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 |
A lawsuit filed by two Madera women whose parents and three other relatives were killed last week in a highway crash alleges that a defective tire recalled five years ago caused their pickup truck to veer off the freeway and hit a tree. The lawsuit accuses the tire's manufacturer, Continental Tire North America, of wrongful death, negligence and product liability.
May 11, 2005 |
Steve Walker was ready to sell four 200-ton dump trucks, with price tags as high as $3 million, when the orders were canceled. The buyer, a coal company planning to open a new mine site, was ready to buy. It just couldn't find the 12-foot-tall tires to get the trucks rolling. The mammoth tires, which can cost as much as $30,000 apiece, are in short supply worldwide, leaving earth-moving industries, including coal, in a lurch.