American Machinist

Owner of damaged mold loses claim. (Law & Liability).

S.S.I. PLASTICS INC. WAS CONTRACTED TO MANUFACTURE plastic cups for Prime Products Inc., using Prime's 800-lb patented industrial injection mold. In April 1997, Prime delivered its only "4- cavity Classic Coolie Mold" to S.S.I. in Houston for use in manufacturing the cups. In December, S.S.I. sent the mold to Burco Precision Products Inc. in Dallas for repair. After Burco completed the repairs, S.S.I. arranged for Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. to transport the mold from the Burco facility back to S.S.I. in Houston. The mold was not secured in the Con-Way truck and Con-Way's driver did not close the truck's back door. The mold fell out of the truck and was damaged by another vehicle. …

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