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Kansas and Missouri

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Client

Amsted Industries, Inc.

Griffin Wheel makes wheels for railcars. Acuren performed industrial inspections at the Griffin Wheel factory in Kansas City, Kansas. A forklift accident at the factory injured an Acuren inspector, and Griffin Wheel looked to Acuren for indemnity. Acuren declined. We asserted claims to enforce the indemnity contract on a contingent fee basis, despite procedural challenges and novel legal questions surrounding the contract language. After focused deposition discovery, both sides asked the Court for summary judgment – an all or nothing proposition. The case resolved with a favorable settlement hours before the motions hearing.

Amsted Industries, Inc. v. Acuren Inspection, Inc., Case No. 04-CV-3426, District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas.