Auto Parts Co. Escapes Chrysler Defect Indemnity Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit seeking to force an auto parts maker to indemnify DaimlerChrysler Corp. in a putative vehicle defect class action that has been stayed by a bankruptcy court, ruling TRW Automotive US LLC’s obligation does not yet exist.

Named plaintiff Rhonda Masquat had asked U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron for a declaratory judgment that TRW, which manufactured the inner tie rod assembly used in Chrysler’s allegedly defective rack and pinion steering system, has a duty to indemnify the...
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