Admiralty claim filed against organic products company

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Mar. 7, 2010, 1:43pm

SHERMAN -- A contract dispute between an interstate carrier and a Texas organic products company is the subject of a recently filed admiralty and maritime claim.

A common carrier by water, Maersk Line, filed suit against Biofix Holding Inc. on Feb. 26 in the Sherman division of the Eastern District of Texas.

BioFix Holding develops and manufacturers organic products for export outside of the United States.

According to Maersk, it transported cargo for the defendant in 2008 and 2009 but has not received payment for its services.

The plaintiff believes BioFix has knowingly and willfully failed and refused to pay the full amount due. Arguing breach of contract, Maersk is demanding the defendant to pay the amount $169,928.42, plus attorneys' fees and interest.

The carrier is asking for a trial by jury.

Dallas attorney Eric D. Archer of the law firm Cowles and Thompson PC is representing the plaintiff.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Scheider is assigned to the litigation.

Case No 4:10cv00081

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