More recyclers join suit against Sims unit

Jan 03, 2014 | 12:26 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap metal, class-action lawsuit, Rico lawsuit, Sims Metal Management, SMM New England, Innercity Recycling Service, K&R Auto Salvage, Charles Scrap Metal Tiverton Auto Parts

PITTSBURGH — Two more Rhode Island metal recyclers have joined the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act lawsuit against Sims Metal Management Ltd.’s New England division, alleging that the company underpaid them by manipulating scale weights and labeling nonferrous metals as cheaper material.

The initial class-action lawsuit was filed against North Haven, Conn.-based SMM New England Corp. by Innercity Recycling Service LLC, Cranston; K&R Auto Salvage Inc., North Providence; and Rhode Island Recycled Metals LLC, Providence (amm.com, Sept. 25).....





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