Goodyear escaped a negligence lawsuit after a Missouri couple failed to state a claim following a motor home accident they blamed on a defective tire, a judge on the bench of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern Division ruled May 15.
The St. Louis Record reported that Judge Henry Edward Autrey granted Goodyear’s motion to dismiss the case, stating the claims cited by plaintiffs Michael and Sharon Hupalo were flawed and did not include facts to establish minimal pleading requirements.
“The amended complaint contains insufficient allegations to raise any plausible claims for relief,” Autrey wrote. “Plaintiffs simply articulate the elements of their claims and add conclusions. Plaintiffs allege the tire was defective and therefore caused their damages. Defendants are entitled to at least minimal facts…”
The Hupalos sued The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after the motor home they lived in and owned was involved in a single-vehicle accident in 2016 after a tire, created, built, sold and distributed by Goodyear on the front driver side failed. They said the damage totaled approximately $194,055.11.
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