Manufacturer Defends Breach of Contract Claims

United States - Illinois

A leading trailer axle and brake manufacturer is defending against breach of contract claims in a million-dollar dispute in Illinois federal court. Faegre Drinker is serving as lead counsel to the manufacturer in the litigation. The plaintiff, the successor-in-interest to the seller of certain parts, filed suit in 2019, claiming that the manufacturer failed to pay for parts ordered but not accepted. Contrary to the plaintiff’s assertions, the manufacturer terminated the contract due to the plaintiff’s failure to timely deliver conforming goods, and has asserted various contractual and UCC defenses to the plaintiff’s claims. The parties are currently in the middle of written and fact discovery.

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