Cooper Tire wins verdict in job lawsuit

ABERDEEN – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. won a employee lawsuit in federal court last week.

Timothy Morton, who has a prosthetic leg, alleged that Cooper Tire did not make reasonable accommodations for him in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In a trial before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, Cooper Tire defended saying that the job Morton held required physical labor and he was unable to perform the job.

At the end of a three-day trial, the jury found that Cooper Tire did not make Morton’s working conditions so intolerable that he was forced to leave