Attorney Bob Patterson moves a shredded Firestone AT tire used as evidence in a 2001 lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. More than 150 people died because of a defect in their construction before they were recalled in 2000, but the public was unaware due to confidentiality clauses in court settlements.
Attorney Bob Patterson moves a shredded Firestone AT tire used as evidence in a 2001 lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. More than 150 people died because of a defect in their construction before they were recalled in 2000, but the public was unaware due to confidentiality clauses in court settlements. Ronald Martinez AP
Attorney Bob Patterson moves a shredded Firestone AT tire used as evidence in a 2001 lawsuit against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. More than 150 people died because of a defect in their construction before they were recalled in 2000, but the public was unaware due to confidentiality clauses in court settlements. Ronald Martinez AP

Secret settlements are endangering the public. This California bill will fix that

January 16, 2018 12:00 PM