The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision today siding with Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) in a dispute regarding a $2.7 million payment the company and its lawyers were ordered to pay in a personal injury case, the AP reports.
An Arizona family injured in a 2003 motor home incident sued Goodyear after a tire failed on their motor home, causing it to flip off the road.
After settling the case in 2010, the family discovered the Goodyear hadn’t turned over key testing data.
The justices today sent the case back to a lower court to determine if the family is entitled to the entire $2.7 million.
A federal judge said nearly all of the family’s attorney fees could be blamed on the misconduct. A federal appeals court agreed.
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