BC Man Sues UPS Over Outrageous Brokerage Fees
Oct 24, 2006
This little news item is going to get a standing ovation from a lot of Canadian four wheelers who have had the dubious distinction of having dealt with UPS for cross-border shipments. A British Columbia man is trying to register a class action suit against UPS, citing that their fees are "so harsh and adverse as to constitute an unconscionable practice."
The lawsuit has been filed under the Class Proceedings Act, but the B.C. Supreme Court must first determine if the case fits the criteria for a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit accuses UPS of misleading and deceptive practices by failing to get the consumer's consent, not telling the consumer about the fee and not allowing the consumer to arrange their own customs clearance.
The suit, filed by Robert MacFarlane, aims to get the money back for all UPS brokerage victims.
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