LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to release hundreds of documents on the design and construction of its tires.
A Cooper tire blew out during a 2005 van crash that killed eight Utah State University students and their instructor.
The Findlay, Ohio-based company says it makes good tires and blames the Sept. 26, 2005, crash on high speed, overloading and tire under-inflation.
Lawyers for families of the crash victims -- including two survivors -- say previously disclosed company documents raise questions about the integrity of all Cooper tires.
The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court on Tuesday and ordered Cooper to share information about any defects in its tires.