PITTSBURGH Export Global Metals Inc. is suing Memking
Recycling Group LLC and Components & More Inc., both of
Carrollton, Texas, for alleged breach of contract over the
quality of shipments of computer cables to China.
Hillsboro, Ore.-based Export Global Metals purchases, processes
and resells ferrous, nonferrous and electronic scrap to
customers worldwide. In June and July of 2012, Export Global
Metals purchased four lots totaling 270,000 pounds of computer
cables with an expected yield of 35 percent copper from
Memking. The price for the loads ranged from 87 cents to 90
cents per pound, which was paid to Components & More.
The scrap was exported to China, where Export Global Metals
found it did not meet specifications, according to the
complaint filed May 2 in U.S. District Court in Oregon.
In November, Memking declined to inspect the loads and offered
to refund the amount of the weight and quality discrepancy,
which totaled $72,307, according to the lawsuit. Memking has
since refused to reimburse Export Global Metals
overpayment, according to court documents.
Export Global Metals is suing for breach of contract, breach of
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, and unjust
enrichment, and has asked the court for the amount it says it
overpaid for the shipments plus court costs and any further
relief deemed by the court.
Memking and Components & More could not be reached for