Plaintiff: Philly transport company lost cargo load and didn't offer compensation in return

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Florida transport company alleges a Philadelphia freight firm lost one of its cargo loads in transit and refused to pay the damages, interest and penalties associated with this same loss.

Hickory Transportation Services of Jacksonville, Fla. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 7 versus Freight Solution Services, Inc., of Philadelphia.

At the defendant’s request, the plaintiff used the defendant’s transportation services under the agreement to deliver certain goods, wares and merchandise on behalf of plaintiff – who claims said goods, Load No 15990, was lost and/or damaged by the defendant.

Hickory Transportation Services says it provided Freight Solution Services with a cargo loss and damage claim, and as of Feb. 24, 2015, an outstanding balance of $12,345.60 remains due and owing to the plaintiff – allegedly as a result of the defendant’s failure for said lost goods, wares and merchandise, to which numerous written attempts to recover the aforementioned sum have not been successful.

Along with the principal balance, the plaintiff claims the legal, annual interest rate of six percent on that amount, which accounts for an additional $1,972.59 over the time period of March 24, 2015 to Oct. 23, 2017. The agreement also provides the defendant will cover the plaintiff’s collection costs, which it says totals $4,115.20. Although repeated demands have been made to collect the total amount of $18,433.39, the plaintiff emphasizes said demands remain unfulfilled.

For one count of breach of contract, the plaintiff is seeking total damages of $18,433.39, plus continuing interest at a rate of six percent and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Raymond P. Wendolowski Jr. of Bernstein-Burkley, in Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171100309

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