Arbitration hearing slated in case of outstanding funds involving shipping and juice companies for $11K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been scheduled in the matter of a Georgia shipping company alleging a local organic juice company is in debt to it for outstanding shipping costs in excess of $11,000.

On April 13, Kuehne & Nagel, Inc. of Eastpoint, Ga. first 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 has allegedly refused to pay this amount. An arbitration hearing in this matter has been slated for Jan. 23, 2019, at the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas’s Arbitration Center.

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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