Kenneth B. Moll & Associates, Ltd. filed an amended class action complaint on October 3, 2000, seeking certification of a worldwide class on behalf of all United States, Venezuelan and all other foreign citizens that suffered economic damages, personal injury or death as a result of additional defective tires, designed, manufactured, sold, and distributed by Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Ford Motor Co. Today, Judge Charles P. Kocoras, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, entered an order allowing the amended complaint to be filed.