We also sued the distributor who imported the defective Canoe Cart.  Through discovery, we found out the distributor purchased the Canoe Cart from a Chinese company called Qingdao King Farmer Ltd. We then amended the complaint to bring in Qingdao.

Again, we had to show that the distributor somehow was involved in design and or manufacturing the canoe cart. Through discovery and depositions of their personnel in Southern California, we were unable to find a link to their manufacturing the Canoe Cart.  Unfortunately, based on the law, we had to let the distributor out of the case as well.