NEW YORK Union Pacific
Railroad Co. has brought a $118,000 lawsuit against AFCO Steel
LLC for allegedly failing to pay extra charges it accrued while
holding onto Union Pacifics delivery rail cars for longer
than the parties had agreed.
AFCO requested freight shipments
from the railroad franchise that were delivered in July and
August 2011, according to the lawsuit, but AFCO allegedly
didnt accept deliveries of some rail cars and didnt
return them within the permitted time frame.
Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific
claims that AFCO is obligated to pay demurrage charges on the
cars of $117,840.
"Despite Union Pacifics
demand for payment, AFCO has failed and refused to satisfy the
charges and has unpaid debt to Union Pacific," according to the
Little Rock, Ark.-based AFCO and
sister company W&W Steel LLC have supplied projects such as
the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York and Cowboys
Stadium in Dallas.