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Firestone hit with with $1 billion lawsuit

Lawyers for the family of a Florida couple killed in an accident in a vehicle with Firestone tires filed a $1 billion suit today charging the company with liability for manufacturing defective tires. The lawsuit seeks punitive damages. It is the latest legal action to hit Bridgestone Corp. and its Firestone unit over deaths and injuries from blown tires and rollovers in Ford Motor Co.’s Explorer.

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