Georgia-based shipping company seeking to reconcile $11K in outstanding costs with local juice company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to a new lawsuit, a Georgia shipping company alleges a local organic juice company is in arrears to it for outstanding shipping costs in excess of $11,000.

PHILADELPHIA – According to a new lawsuit, a Georgia shipping company alleges a local organic juice company is in arrears to it for outstanding shipping costs in excess of $11,000.

On April 13, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc. of Eastpoint, Ga. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas versus Everpress Juice, Inc. (doing business as “Juice From The Raw”) of Philadelphia.

Per a contract entered into between the parties at an undetermined date, the suit says the plaintiff rendered shipping services to the defendant pursuant to a bill of lading for $10,938. Along with the principal amount, the plaintiff was entitled to recover a six percent rate of interest per year to the past due balance – which amounted to $656.28 at the time of filing and continues to accrue – leading to a total amount of $11,594.28.

However, the defendant in the instant action has allegedly and/or refused to pay this amount, according to the lawsuit.

For a count of breach of contract, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $11,594.28, plus interest at a rate of six percent annually from April 12, costs and all other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled; Or in the alternative, for a count of unjust enrichment, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $10,938, plus interest at a rate of six percent annually from April 12, costs and all other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled.

The plaintiff is represented by Benjamin J. Lewis of Amato Keating & Lessa, in Bethlehem.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180401773

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

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