Parts Distributor Not Liable For Faulty Product: Judge

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge granted summary judgment Thursday to Environmental Services Ltd., a distributor of steel parts, ruling that the company is not liable for the failure of expansion joints that ruptured at a sugar processing plant because it simply sold, and did not manufacture, the faulty products.

Judge Raymond L. Erickson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota rejected all claims brought against ESL by American Crystal Sugar Company, which alleged that ESL breached its implied and expressed warranty and contract agreement with...
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