Robbie Hargett Oct. 13, 2015, 12:50pm


A metals company is suing two shipping businesses and a cargo vessel, alleging they delivered damaged goods to port.

Commercial Metals Company filed a lawsuit Sept. 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Western Bulk Carriers, Condim Shipping, and the M/V Marigoula, alleging breach of duty.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 15, 2014, in the KDZ Eregli port in Turkey, the the M/V Marigoula and the defendants received a shipment from Commercial Metals Company and agreed to transport it to the port in Houston. The suit says when the vessel arrived in Houston, the cargo was found short delivered, contaminated by seawater and other chemical substances, and physically damaged.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants violated their duties as carriers and were at fault for the damages.

Commercial Metals Company seeks a judgment of $125,000, plus interest and costs of the suit. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Dana K. Martin of Hill Rivkins in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02840.

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