Daniel Lopez et al vs. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
In June of 2011, Yoka & Smith obtained a summary judgment on this multi-party personal injury case arising from a one-vehicle automobile accident that took place in Baja California, Mexico. According to plaintiffs' complaint, the accident occurred due to the alleged disablement of a defective tire allegedly manufactured by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Much of the manufacturing information on the allegedly defective tire was destroyed from the subject accident. However, after an analysis by Cooper Tire's experts, Yoka & Smith was able to show that the alleged tire in fact was not manufactured, designed or distributed by Cooper Tire. The court therefore granted Cooper Tire's motion for summary judgment, ruling that the plaintiffs were unable to establish the necessary elements to support a finding of liability against Cooper Tire.