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A judge has just approved a $149 million settlement of 30 class action lawsuits that were filed after the 2000 Firestone tire recall. There were 14.4 million Firestone tires involved in the recall. The settlement included the Firestone ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness AT tires that were investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2000. There were at least 271 U.S. traffic deaths linked to the Firestone tire recall. Most of the recalled tires were sold with the Ford Explorer. Terms of the settlement calls for Firestone to pay roughly $70 million to replace the recalled tires, $41 million to manufacture certain tires with materials that would provide a better high speed capacity, $15.5 million on a consumer education and awareness campaign, and $19 million for attorney's fees. The Firestone tire recall includes 22 brands of Bridgestone/Firestone tires between 1991 and 2001. Since the settlement could affect an estimated 15 million drivers, involving about 60 million tires, those not named in the settlement will qualify to have them replaced.

Courts in South Carolina

South Carolina State falls under the 4th Circuit. The website for the appeals court for this circuit is South Carolina State has the following courts -
South Carolina Bankruptcy Court
South Carolina District Court

Suggested Lawyers for South Carolina
McWhirter Bellinger
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SC Attorneys Helping Injured People

SC Attorneys who provide representation to victims of trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and other serious personal injury.

South Carolina Legal Referral Services
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  • Twenty-five percent of felony defendants in 2000 had an active criminal justice status at the time of the current charged offense, including 14% who were on probation, 13% on pretrial release, and 6% on parole.

  • Fifty-two percent of all felony defendants were convicted of a felony, and 12% were convicted of a misdemeanor in 2000.

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