NEW YORK Copper
Metals Trade SA de CV has filed a lawsuit against Livonia,
Mich.-based Harvey Industries LLC for allegedly failing to pay
for five shipments of aluminum.
The suit filed in U.S.
District Court in Texas claims that Harvey, which operates a
warehouse and distribution center in Laredo, Texas, took
delivery in July and August of almost 331,500 pounds of 319 and
356 aluminum alloy valued at $368,342 but failed to pay for the
material despite multiple extensions. In addition to the value
of the aluminum, Jalisco, Mexico-based Copper Metals also is
seeking interest and court costs.
Copper Metals said in
court documents that it tried for six months to resolve the
issue, but "it has become apparent that (Harvey) never intended
to comply with the contract, which may result in additional
claims as discovery continues."
Neither Copper Metals nor Harvey was available for