B&D Off Hook In Wal-Mart Indemnity Suit Over Grinder

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 2:41 PM EDT) -- A spat between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. over liability in a case brought by a man injured by a grinder has ended with a win for Black & Decker, with a judge ruling that the hardware company's vendor contract does not require it to indemnify Wal-Mart in the case.

Judge Robert T. Dawson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas ruled Aug. 17 that the agreement between the two companies requires Black & Decker to indemnify Wal-Mart...
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