SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance company is suing a shipping corporation over allegations that it wrongfully failed to deliver cargo in perfect condition.

Great American Insurance Co. filed a complaint on Feb. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Maersk Line A/S, citing breach of contract and failure to protect.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 10, 2015, it placed 1,945 sacks of coffee beans for carriage under the defendant's care in Colombia to be transported to New Jersey, then to Toronto. The cargo did not arrive in its destination in perfect order in Toronto, and therefore plaintiff suffered damages amounting to $17,367.79, the suit states. Plaintiff demanded payment from the defendant in accordance to their policy, but allegedly no payment was made.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages amounting to $17,367.79 along with prejudgment interests, legal fees and any other relief this court deems just and proper. It is represented by Joshua E. Kirsch of Gibson Robb & Lindh LLP in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-00832-MEJ

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