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Price v. CTB, Inc.

United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
168 F. Supp. 2d 1299 (M.D. Ala. 2001)


Facts

Price (plaintiff), a chicken farmer, sued Latco, a chicken coop builder, and CTB, Inc., a poultry systems manufacturer (defendant), alleging Latco constructed a defective chicken house. Latco moved to file a third-party complaint against ITW, the manufacturer of the nails used in the construction, alleging that the nails were defectively manufactured. ITW moved to dismiss Latco’s complaint on the ground that it was not properly impleaded under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 14.

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