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Harvard Sues Over Bell Crack

November 21, 2013

The Memorial Church bell, donated to Harvard in 1932 by the then-president A. Lawrence Lowell, was cracked in 2011, allegedly caused by a defective clapper installed by the company hired to maintain the instrument. Vetting vendor quality along with ensuring adequate vendor liability insurance is in place can help when seeking to recoup financial losses caused by vendor actions, products, or operations.