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James E. DeLine obtains victory in Michigan Court of Appeals in auto supply chain dispute

March 2017

On March 21, 2017, Kerr Russell attorney James DeLine obtained a unanimous victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals in a supply chain dispute.  In Benteler Automotive Corp v Wellington Industries, Inc, the Court of Appeals ruled that a Tier 1 automotive supplier released all future indemnity claims against its Tier 2 supplier. The Court of Appeals also ruled that the Tier 1 supplier was not permitted to debit the Tier 2 supplier under the parties’ agreement.

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