LA Port Operators Sued Over Fees During Labor Slowdown

Law360, Washington (November 6, 2015, 8:13 PM EST) -- A company that imports plastic bags has hit a group of Los Angeles port terminal operators and equipment providers with a proposed class action, saying the companies charged unlawful fees in connection with a labor protest-related port slowdown.

Suing in state court on behalf of itself and other companies similarly situated, Elkay Plastics Company Inc. claims 10 terminal operators and 11 companies that provide shipping containers broke a California regulation by charging fees related to a labor action known as the West Coast Port Slowdown.

The suit relates to per-diem, detention and demurrage charges, which are levied by port terminal operators...

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