Consumers Want TRW To Indemnify Chrysler Defect

By Michael Lipkin (June 19, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The plaintiff in an Oklahoma class action against DaimlerChrysler Corp. over allegedly defective steering systems renewed her efforts Wednesday to force TRW Automotive US LLC to indemnify Chrysler, arguing Chrysler's liquidating trust allowed her to pursue any claims it had against the parts maker.

Plaintiff Rhonda Masquat had filed a similar request in 2012 for a declaratory judgment TRW, which manufactured the inner tie rod assembly used in Chrysler's allegedly defective rack and pinion steering system, has a duty to indemnify the automaker from any claims arising out of TRW's allegedly shoddy work. But that suit was stymied by an Oklahoma...

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