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UPS sued for overcharging (update)

In the interest of a fair and balanced carrier discussion, I’d be remiss if I didn’t follow up last week’s old FedEx news with some old news of a similar nature regarding UPS. In early 2014 I blogged about UPS being sued for overcharging. I never updated that blog entry with the results of the lawsuit.

On July 1, 2014, the lawsuit against United Parcel Service was dismissed:

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint in its Entirety or, in the alternative, for Judgment on the Pleadings [Dkt. # 14] is GRANTED;”

UPS chose to fight and win rather than have some ugly settlement precedent looming for future years. Makes sense. They have the resources.

Of course, in our litigious world, deep pockets can be a suit magnet. Just the previous year UPS was sued for crashing a cargo plane. Well, that’s my interpretation. The claim was that UPS had outdated flight systems which led to a crash.

Regrettably the pilots died in this crash.

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