Chrysler Wins $47.7M In Suit Over Defective Parts

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Michigan jury has awarded $47.7 million to Chrysler LLC in a breach of contract lawsuit that accused Hutchinson FTS of providing the embattled automaker with defective parts that had to be recalled.

The jury verdict, reached Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court, will reimburse Chrysler for recalls and repairs made on the allegedly defective parts.

“This is an extremely important decision as it comes during a crucial period for automakers and the industry’s supply chain,” said Jim Feeney, a member of Dykema Gossett PLLC's automotive...
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