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Wisconsin stainless steel manufacturers lawsuit against a
former client seeking allegedly unpaid fees relating to a
canceled order is being moved to U.S. District Court.
Beaver Dam, Wis.-based
Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. filed a lawsuit in Dodge
County (Wis.) Circuit Court in June against fabric shelter
designer Alaska Structures Inc., claiming it was owed $591,287
in unpaid fees relating to a February 2012 order for 20
250-kilowatt generators. Alaska Structures told the
manufacturer in May 2012 that it was canceling the order and
sent a letter in July 2012 saying it would not pay any
outstanding fees relating to the purchase order, according to
alleges that Alaska Structures owes more than $424,887 for
generator parts minus credit for parts returned, as well as
$166,400 as a 10-percent cancellation fee.
filed a notice of removal Aug. 22 that will move the civil
action to U.S. District Court in Wisconsin because the amount
sought in compensatory damages exceeds the jurisdictional
amount of $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs, adjudicated
by Dodge County Circuit Court.
Attorneys for Apache
Stainless and Alaska Structures could not be reached for