United Oil Co. v. Parts Associates, Inc.
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
227 F.R.D. 404 (Dist. M.D. 2005)
United Oil Company Inc. (United Oil) (plaintiff) sued Rohm & Hass (R&H) (defendant) for indemnification. United Oil, a chemical distributor, paid a products liability claim that allegedly arose as a result of exposure to chemicals produced by R&H. The products liability cause of action was based on a failure to warn of the chemicals’ propensity to cause liver disease. United Oil submitted discovery requests to R&H, seeking information concerning litigation or claims related to similar chemicals and products. R&H challenged those requests on the basis of relevancy.
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