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BRC Rubber & Plastics, Inc. v. Continental Carbon Company
Citation:United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2015. 804 F.3d 1299.
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Plaintiff is an automotive company who contracted with the defendant for Carbon Black, a material in rubber products. The contract provided, among other things that the defendant would sell the plaintiff the carbon black at specified prices, but if the plaintiff could procure a better deal, then they were required to allow the defendant the opportunity to match or beat the offer. Some time after the contract was made, the supply of carbon black became less than the demand, and the defendant began to have difficulty fulfilling all the orders for customers, including the plaintiff. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant was obligated to fulfill all their orders and brought suit.
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