Jury orders Pennsylvania company to pay $2 million

| 10/10/2011

A jury has ordered a Pottsville, PA, company to pay a trucking company more than $2 million in actual and punitive damages for breach of contract and interfering with another.

According to the Republican Herald news outlet, Reading Anthracite Co., of Pottsville, PA, allegedly failed to pay thousands of dollars in fuel surcharges on raw coal shipments dating back to July and August 2008 to Empire Trucking Co. of Shamokin, PA. 

The jury awarded the trucking company more than $500,000 in actual damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages.

Reading Anthracite plans to file an appeal, the newspaper stated.