Estate of Robert Monk v. Dill Air Control Products

Curtis Richard Newsome

Practice Area:Defective / Dangerous Products

Outcome:$5,000,000 settlement for Plaintiffs and recall of more than 30 million defective valve stems.

Description:Robert Monk was killed, despite wearing his seatbelt, when the valve stem of his rear tire failed catastrophically, leading to a sudden and unexpected tire blowout. His vehicle became uncontrollable and rolled over. Robert was survived by his wife, who was pregnant with their first child. Investigation uncovered a systemic problem with all valve stems imported from China by Dill. Aggressive and immediate litigation resulted in policy limits tender by Dill's insurers and most importantly, a total recall of over 30 Million defective valve stems in the United States.