Jury Finds Electrical Contractor Defrauded Square D in Negotiated Pricing Agreement

Electrical distributors and manufacturers are accustomed to negotiating special pricing for large-volume customers, but holding those customers to the terms of those deals can take some work. A recent jury verdict in favor of Schneider Electric shows how negotiated pricing agreements can be abused and how they can be enforced.

Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., won a jury trial in April against a Houston-based residential electrical contractor who, the court found, had purchased Squa

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