Obtaining Indemnity Through Effective Tender Letters

Law360, New York (July 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When an individual is injured by an allegedly defective product, he often sues all of the entities in the chain of distribution. When faced with such a product liability claim, immediately consider whether there are third parties, including "upstream" entities, which may be obligated to defend or indemnify your client.

If so, there may be an opportunity to immediately extract your client from the litigation or liability for the claim by tendering the defense of the claim to a third party. If that third party accepts...
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