Movers sued for $72K after botched moving job

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from louisianarecord.com

GRETNA – A moving company is being sued by a couple who alleges that more than $72,000 worth of damage was done to their belongings during a move.

James and Kimberly Mathes Shepack filed suit against College Student Movers Inc., Fast & Affordable College Student Movers, their insurer and Shelly and Justin McDuffie in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 1.

The Shepacks claim they hired College Student Movers  to move their possessions from their home located at St. Tammany Parish to house located at 1601 Concord Ave. in Metairie and that the move was to be completed and done by Dec. 27, 2013. The plaintiffs assert that under the term of their agreement with the defendant company they were to have three able bodied movers assist in moving their belongings for which they would be charged $98 per hour per mover. The Shepacks contend on the day of the move two men and a female showed up at their home.

The plaintiffs allege the two men began to move fragile furniture along with an assortment of items and all of the heavy items with a dolly and hand trucks while the female mover occasionally moved a piece. Shortly after the three workers arrived the Shepacks assert they called the defendant company’s office to complain about one of the movers who was cursing and using abusive language and along with the slow pace at which the move was proceeding and later called to complain about not having three men on the job as contracted.


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