10 Sep Wheelwright Trucking Co., Inc. v. Dorsey Trailers, Inc.
Plaintiff purchased a number of Flatbed trailers from Dorsey Trailers. After a few years of use, cracks appeared in the frame of the trailers and Wheelwright Trucking sued to recover economic damages for lost profits and business opportunities on the theory that Dorsey had misrepresented the suitability of the trailers for hauling certain items. After plaintiff obtained judgment, various insurers for Dorsey filed declaratory judgment actions seeking to avoid paying the judgment. After appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court, 851 5020 466 (Ala.2002), the judgement was paid.