Cases & Deals

Timken wins federal district court jury trial on breach of contract claims against Robert Bosch LLC

Client(s) Timken Company, The

On May 29, 2009, Jones Day client The Timken Company achieved a complete victory in a jury trial in federal district court in Akron, Ohio, against Robert Bosch LLC, on Timken's breach of contract claims. After two weeks of trial, the jury found that Bosch breached a contract it entered into with Timken in 2004, in which Bosch promised to sell front wheel hubs to Timken at set prices. In 2007, Bosch had refused to honor the 2004 agreement and threatened to cut off supply of the hubs unless Timken paid substantially higher prices for them. The jury awarded Timken the full amount of the excess payments that Bosch had demanded. The Court later ordered that Timken was entitled to declaratory judgment regarding future performance of the contract.

Timken v. Bosch, No. 5:08cv272 (N.D. Ohio)