A lawsuit by two Michigan men against a maker of tires for recreational vehicles has been denied national class-action status, California’s San Jose Mercury News reports.
There is no proof of “common legal issues” that would justify expanding the case, U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen said in the ruling.
Dennis Drooger of Holland and Jeffrey Hunsaker of Byron Center are suing Aiken, S.C.-based Carlisle Tire & Wheel. The men said their tires failed while they towed their campers to northern Michigan.
Drooger and Hunsaker’s attorneys said more than 100 similar complaints have been filed with federal safety regulators. Carlisle has denied widespread problems and said the failure rate is less than 1%.
In his decision, Enslen said he has not ruled out a larger case involving only Michigan residents.