Once in a great while a product is deemed so dangerous that it achieves almost legendary status. Examples are the Ford Pinto that frequently burst into flame when hit from behind and the Chevrolet Corvair that gave rise to the term 'unsafe at any speed.' The Goodyear G159 tire may be another such defective product. In a recent court case the tire company was ordered to pay $2.7 million in sanctions for willfully failing to disclose damaging evidence to plaintiff's counsel and thus directly sabotaging plaintiff's right to a fair trial. The case could have implications for people in Kentucky and in other parts of the country.
The people of Kentucky like to believe that when they go to the grocery store to purchase food that the food supply is safe. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exists in part to help ensure the safety of foods in grocery stores. Even with these safeguards in place, problems can still arise that can result in a defective product being purchased.
Modern motor vehicles contain many safety devices. Drivers and passengers count on these products functioning properly. Unfortunately, defects can sometimes arise in connection to auto safety devices. When such products are defective, they might not be able to protect an occupant the way they are supposed to. However, this is not the only type of harm that can be caused by auto safety device defects. Sometimes, such a defect creates whole new safety risks.