Letter to the Editor: Taking Firestone to Task

Christian Science Monitor
Monday, August 21, 2000

The motivation behind Firestone's recall is simple and straightforward. ("No time to waste on tires," Aug. 16). The company knew its tires caused life-threatening injuries yet deliberately failed to act until threatened with investigation and future litigation. Moreover, it appears that the company has been settling tire-related lawsuits for some time, conditioning payment on silence so that information about the tires' dangers was kept from the public and government regulators. Only through further litigation will we learn the true extent of this tragic misconduct and coverup.
(NOTE: The author of the letter is CJ&D's Emily Gottlieb.)

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