Miller Brewing Co. v. Best Beers of Bloomington, Inc.
Indiana Supreme Court
608 N.E.2d 975 (Ind. 1993)
Best Beers of Bloomington, Inc. (Best Beers) (plaintiff) contracted with Miller Brewing Co. (Miller) (defendant) to distribute Miller’s beer. Eventually the relationship soured and Miller terminated the contract. Evidence at trial indicated that Miller fabricated certain accusations in order to give the company grounds on which to terminate the contract. Best Beers brought suit for wrongful termination of the contract. The trial court found in Best Beers’s favor. The trial court awarded Best Beers compensatory damages and punitive damages. The court of appeals upheld and reversed in part. Miller appealed with respect to the award of punitive damages.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Krahulik, J.)
Dissent (Dickson, J.)
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