Blue Bell firm says heating and cooling business owner owes it more than $14K

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Blue Bell corporation alleges a Fairless Hills heating and cooling business owner has an outstanding balance of over $14,000 for goods and services, and has initiated legal action to regain the funds it says it is owed.

Peirce-Phelps, Inc. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 15 versus F.C. Heating & Cooling and its owner Frank Cannuli, in order to attempt to recover the allegedly-unpaid funds.

Per the litigation, in July 2015, Peirce-Phelps and F.C. Heating & Cooling entered into a confidential credit agreement, where the plaintiff agreed to provide the defendant with equipment and services, in exchange for timely payments made.

At the same time, Cannuli provided a personal guarantee where he promised prompt payment of F.C. Heating & Cooling’s present and future obligations to Peirce-Phelps. Furthermore, the credit agreement provided for the resolution of any pertinent disputes in the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Peirce-Phelps alleges it provided equipment and services to F.C. Heating & Cooling in a “timely, good and workmanlike manner”, but despite repeated demands from the plaintiff through April 19, the defendant had failed and refused to pay the principal owed sum of $14,189.59 – leading the plaintiff to suffer financial damages in the process, it says.

For counts of breach of contract, violation of the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA), unjust enrichment, book account and personal guarantee of payment, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $14,189.59, plus associated interest and penalties under CASPA of one percent each per month, attorney’s fees, costs of suit and other relief the Court deems just, proper and equitable in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Stanley R. Gentile of Gentile Law Firm, in Audubon, N.J.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170502313

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