Whirlpool's New Trial Bid Fails In $26M Contract Case

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has turned aside Whirlpool Corp.'s bid for a new trial in Whitesell Corp.'s breach of contract suit against the appliance maker over a fastener parts deal, a decision that comes three months after a jury awarded Whitesell $25.7 million in the case.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell's ruling, issued Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, said the Benton Harbor, Mich.-based appliance giant received a full and fair trial and its "attempt to escape the judgment is wholly without...
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