Car Jump-Starter Sparks $300M Contract Dispute

Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A promotional products distributor is demanding $300 million from Paris Business Products Inc. for allegedly cheating it out of commissions on a mobile jump-starter for cars, according to a breach of contract suit filed in Tennessee federal court Monday.  

Blink Marketing Inc. accused Paris of violating the companies' noncircumvention agreement by selling a product called the Weego through Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.'s sales program to automakers including Nissan North America Inc. without first finalizing a commission for Blink, which introduced the product to Nissan.

"By entering into the ... supplier agreement without providing for any compensation to Blink, Paris...

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