Texas Law Limits Makers' Duty To Defend: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has partially affirmed a district court's ruling that a manufacturer's statutory duty to defend and indemnify distributors of allegedly defective goods — in this case, latex gloves — extends only to the makers' own products.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued the decision Monday in light of a Texas Supreme Court ruling that manufacturers can satisfy their statutory duty to sellers by offering to indemnify them only for costs associated with their own products....
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