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New Orleans company sues U.S. Coachways, alleging failure to provide buses

By Nick Bartholomew | Nov 2, 2015

A company providing destination services to clients visiting New Orleans is suing a transport business, alleging breach of contract.

New Orleans Destination Management, doing business as AlliedPRA New Orleans, filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana against U.S. Coachways Inc., alleging it never provided a service that it was contracted to provide and then failed to provide a refund for pre-payment.

AlliedPRA is a service that arranges meetings, conferences and events for clients visiting New Orleans. On April 24, 2014, the complaint states, AlliedPRA contracted U.S. Coachways to provide 10 large passenger motor-coaches as shuttles, and AlliedPRA paid $42,753 on that day as a pre-payment. This contract was for two days, April 26 and 27, the suit says.

On April 26, U.S. Coachways provided the 10 shuttles as contracted. However, on April 27, the suit says AlliedPRA was provided only seven shuttles. More than eight hours passed, and no resolution was made, despite contacting the defendant and trying to obtain more motor-coaches, the suit sates.

U.S. Coachways stated they would provide a refund, the suit says, but AlliedPRA says the refund was never provided, despite contacting the defendant several times over the next year.

AlliedPRA seeks undetermined damages. They are represented by attorneys Gregory D. Latham, Kent Barnett and Stephen Kepper of Intellectual Property Consulting in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-05341-ILRL-JCW.

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