Practice Area: Defective and Dangerous Products
Description: This is the case in which Roberts & Roberts forced Firestone to produce the documents detailing Firestoneâ€™s extensive claims history with the Radial ATX and Wilderness lines of tires. These documents were produced under a stringent protective order, but Roberts & Roberts convinced the trial judge to include a â€œsharingâ€ provision in the protective order. Roberts & Robertsâ€™ client then rejected Firestoneâ€™s settlement overtures, while Roberts & Roberts freely shared these documents with approximately 50 other consumer attorneys around the country. When these documents eventually became public, Firestone recalled its tires. Roberts & Roberts as well as its clientsâ€™ role in this case were chronicled on CNN and NBCâ€™s Dateline as well as in Time, Newsweek, Ladies Home Journal, and the Texas Lawyer. This ground breaking case against Firestone is featured in McGraw-Hillâ€™s college textbook on corporate crime entitled Criminology and the Criminal Justice System.