FLS Miljo And Component Makers' Right To Indemnity

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT) -- In FLS Miljo Inc. v. Munters Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas emphasized the need for manufacturers to consider filing counterclaims seeking indemnity from the sellers of their products. __ F.Supp.2d__, 2010 WL 334912 (N.D.Tex. Jan. 29, 2010).

The lawsuit involved two competing statutory indemnity claims filed by the plaintiff (the seller) and another filed by the defendant (the component part manufacturer) under Chapter 82 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

The court held that the seller could be...
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