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New Jersey business alleges Showcase Systems shipped incorrect Coke bottling equipment

By Gene Johnson | Mar 15, 2016

TYLER – A New Jersey equipment manufacturer is suing a Carthage business, alleging it shipped the wrong piece of bottling equipment to Coca-Cola Puerto Bottlers and refused to correct the problem.

Linker Equipment Corporation, of Hillside, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit Feb. 19 in Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Showcase Systems, Inc. alleging breach of contract.

Linker which buys bottling equipment and resells it to Coca-Cola in Puerto Rico, ordered a rebuilt “350-R2-system” from Showcase for $325,000, the complaint states. According to the lawsuit, Linker paid for the system, which Showcase was supposed to ship directly to Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers.

After receiving the payment, according to the suit, Showcase shipped the wrong piece of equipment to Puerto Rico, and Linker employees and subcontractors were unable to modify the incorrect equipment Showcase shipped to the Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers.

The lawsuit states Linker suffered more than $500,000 in financial losses because of the incorrect shipped equipment.

Linker Equipment seeks actual and consequential damages, and all reasonable attorney fees. It is represented by attorneys James W. Walker and Justin S. Levy of Cole Schotz PC in Dallas.

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas Court Case number 6:16-cv-00064-MHS-KNM

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