FRANKFURT -- Daimler is fighting a compensation claim from the supplier Prevent Group, which is also seeking damages from Volkswagen Group, German media reported.
Prevent is seeking 40 million euros ($45 million) compensation from Daimler over seat contracts that were cancelled by the automaker in 2013, German media reported.
A court spokesman in Brunswick, Germany, confirmed the case and the sum involved to the German news agency DPA.
In an emailed reply to Automotive News Europe, Daimler said it has supply relationships with Prevent but the supplier group's units involved in the VW dispute, Car Trim and ES Automobilguss, have no contracts for Mercedes-Benz cars currently in production.
"There are no difficulties of supply," Daimler said. The automaker declined to comment on "an ongoing trial."
Volkswagen Group is reducing production at six German car and components plants after ES Automobilguss halted deliveries of transmissions parts and CarTrim stopped supplying seat covers to the automaker.
Prevent said the dispute had erupted because the VW had cancelled contracts without giving a reason and had refused to offer compensation.
Prevent is seeking 58 million euros compensation from VW to cover the costs of preparing for a 500 million-euro deal with Car Trim that was scheduled to start next year, according to reports.