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Transportation and Legal Media Shine Light on $3.08M Kumho Tire Defect Verdict

A $3.08 million tire defect verdict won by trial lawyers from Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball has caught the attention of numerous transportation and legal publications. The Legal Intelligencer describes how the Pittsburgh jury’s unanimous verdict on September 29 hinged on the concept of “consumer expectation” – that products come with an expectation that they

Pittsburgh Jury Returns $3.08 Million Tire Tread Defect Verdict Against Kumho Tire USA

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County jury has returned a $3.08 million unanimous jury verdict for a truck driver who suffered severe injuries when a defective truck tire manufactured in Korea by Kumho Tire experienced a sudden tread failure causing his fully loaded dump truck to crash and roll over.  Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball lawyers:

Trial Lawyers Wes Ball and Kyle Farrar Named to Lawdragon’s Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers of 2021

Trial Lawyers Wes Ball and Kyle Farrar have been recognized among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers of 2021.   This marks the first year of Lawdragon recognition for the two experienced lawyers, who have built reputations based on high-profile verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals harmed by defective tires and automotive products and general personal

Farrar & Ball Co-Founder Wes Ball Interviewed by Washington Post After Peloton Buckles, Agrees to Treadmill Recall

Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel turned to veteran product defect trial lawyer Wes Ball for analysis of the legal challenges facing Peloton after the company switched course and agreed to a voluntary recall of its popular Peloton Tread Plus treadmill. In the article, “How Peloton backed down and agreed to recall treadmills tied to one

Faced with Urgent Safety Warning About Peloton Treadmill Injuries, Peloton Throws Loyal Customers Under the Treadmill

You can learn a lot about a company in how it responds to a crisis. In the case of A-list exercise equipment maker Peloton, consider the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recent “urgent warning” about Peloton treadmill injuries and advice for owners to immediately stop using the Tread+ treadmill after one child died and numerous reports

KLFB Trial Lawyers Win Important U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Ford Product Defect Lawsuit

Closely watched ruling protects access to courts for consumers in injury lawsuits against manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball trial lawyers have won an important U.S. Supreme Court victory, securing a unanimous opinion that Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) cannot limit the ability of injured individuals to hold manufacturers accountable for defective products by restricting where

Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball Trial Lawyers Earn National Honors

Veteran tire defect litigators make 2020 Super Lawyers lists in Texas, Florida HOUSTON and OCALA, Fla. – Three veteran trial lawyers from Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball have been singled out by peer-review guide Super Lawyers for their litigation success at holding tire manufacturers accountable for defective and dangerous tires. Attorneys Bruce Kaster, Wes Ball

KLF&B Trial Lawyers Take Ford Defect Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Trial lawyers from Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball played a leading role in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week on behalf of a Minnesota man who suffered life-changing injuries blamed on a defective passenger-side airbag in a Ford Crown Victoria. At stake in Bandemer v Ford and companion case arising from a similar

Global Tire Manufacturing Ramps Up Amid Concern About Quality Control, Dangerous Tread Defects

Tire defect experts call for product safety vigilance HOUSTON and OCALA, Florida – As global tire manufacturing ramps back up after  COVID-19 pandemic closings, trial lawyers at Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball (KLF&B) are calling on the industry to be vigilant about quality control and urging regulators and consumers to be on the lookout for

Arkansas Court of Appeals Upholds $1.2M Verdict for Driver Injured Because of Hankook Tire Tread Defect

Win is latest by Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball trial team in large commercial tire cases HOUSTON and OCALA, Florida – Trial lawyers at Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball (KLF&B) won an important Arkansas Court of Appeals ruling, upholding a $1.2 million product defect verdict against Hankook Tire Company and its U.S. subsidiary, as well

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