Suit alleges Pittsburgh engineering firm didn't receive $100K-plus for goods and services

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh engineering firm charges an industrial equipment supplier with breaching a contract the two parties had agreed to, for the sale and purchase of that very same equipment in excess of $100,000.


PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh engineering firm charges an industrial equipment supplier with breaching a contract the two parties had agreed to, for the sale and purchase of that very same equipment in excess of $100,000.

Bloom Engineering Company, Inc. of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 11 versus Kraus Industries, Inc. (doing business as “Olson Industries”) of Burgettstown.

Per the litigation, Bloom Engineering agreed to sell Kraus Industries goods and services, but claims the latter did not provide proper payment in full for that same merchandise.

“Plaintiff is also entitled to receive interest on the above amount determined by applying the statutory interest rate of six percent per annum to the past due balance, which as of Jan. 10, 2018, totals $19,724.04. Plaintiff is entitled to have the statutory interest charge continue to accrue as set forth above, from Jan. 10, 2018, on down to the date of judgment in this matter. Plaintiff has made demand against defendant for the aforesaid sum, but defendant failed or refused to pay the same or any part thereof,” the suit says.

Moreover, the plaintiff believes the defendant enriched themselves with the merchandise in question, to the plaintiff’s expense.   

For breach of contract, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $144,972.41, plus continuing interest at an annual rate of six percent moving forward from Jan. 10, costs and all other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled – or alternatively, for unjust enrichment, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $125,248.37, plus continuing interest at an annual rate of six percent moving forward from Jan. 10, costs and all other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled.

The plaintiff is represented by Michael R. Lessa of Amato Keating & Lessa, in Bethlehem.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-000567

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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