Mike Eidson Named Co-Lead Counsel in Firestone Ford MDL

Prominent Miami Trial Attorney Mike Eidson Named Co-Lead Counsel In Firestone/Ford Federal Multi-District Litigation

Coral Gables (November 27, 2000)Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Mike Eidson, a partner in the law firm, has been appointed co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Firestone/Ford Federal Multi-District litigation now pending before United States District Court Judge Sarah Barker in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“I am pleased to be able to work with the other lawyers in the United States and abroad to discover the reasons for the hundreds of tragic accidents caused by the failure of Firestone tires and the rollovers of Ford Explorers equipped with them,” stated Eidson, who was unanimously selected by his fellow attorneys and appointed by Judge Barker.

All of the national class actions claiming commercial losses and personal injury/wrongful death cases pending in federal courts around the country arising from defective Firestone ATX and Wilderness tires and rollover-prone Ford Explorer SUVs have been consolidated before Judge Barker. The next hearing in the case is set for December 6, 2000, before Judge Barker.

Eidson, who has a number of the Firestone/Ford injury and death cases pending in both federal and state courts, has more than 25 years of experience handling tire defect and product liability cases. He is also the present Chairman of the Aviation Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers America (ATLA) and past-chair of ATLA’s Products Liability Section.

The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is one of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious trial law firms. The members of the firm, who are listed among the top trial lawyers in the United States, specialize in personal injury and wrongful death practice, commercial, securities, business tort, insurance, professional liability litigation, white collar criminal defense, class action, appellate law, and domestic and international arbitration.



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