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Hands signing contract_SS_10590013In defending product liability cases, product manufacturers, sellers and distributors often tender a request for defense and indemnity from claims to one of their business partners. Typically, the tender arises from two common scenarios: (1) a product distributor or seller tenders its defense to the product’s manufacturer or (2) a product manufacturer or assembler tenders defense to the manufacturer of a component part used in the final product. Given the fact most of the products sold in the U.S. marketplace are manufactured overseas, the tender of defense is typically made to a foreign entity. This adds an additional layer of complexity to the situation.
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