Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • M
  • Midwest Grain Products of Illinois, Inc. v. …Midwest Grain Products of Illinois, Inc. v. Productization, Inc. and CMI Corp.
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

Midwest Grain Products of Illinois, Inc. v. Productization, Inc. and CMI Corp.

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
228 F.3d 784 (2000)


Midwest Grain Products of Illinois, Inc. (Midwest) (plaintiff) contracted to purchase grain dryers from Productization, Inc. (PI) (defendant) for $1,515,800. PI contracted CMI Corp. (CMI) (defendant) to manufacture the dryers. CMI requested a letter from Midwest agreeing to pay for the dryers and make checks payable to PI and CMI jointly, which Midwest provided. CMI had no other dealings with Midwest. CMI’s contract with PI included an express warranty provision and warranty disclaimer. Midwest had problems with the dryers and sued PI and CMI for breach of warranty. Midwest settled with PI. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of CMI but did not award attorneys’ fees. Midwest appealed the award, and CMI appealed the ruling on attorneys’ fees to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Wood, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 448,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 448,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial