Cooper settles lawsuit with lawyers prior to trial

Moore, Miles
February 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;2/9/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 14, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has settled a $189m lawsuit against two trial lawyers, Bruce Kaster and John B. Farese, on the day the suit was to go to trial. Judge Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has sealed the contents of the agreement. The action ended a lawsuit the tire maker brought in 2002 against the attorneys over an affidavit given by a former Cooper employee, Cathy Barnett, in a wrongful death complaint.


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