ILA Files Suit Against Hapag-Lloyd AG and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) Seeking Damages of $200 Million For Breach of Master Contract and Other Infractions That Hurt ILA Members
NORTH BERGEN, NJ (April 22, 2021) -The International Longshoremen’s Association filed suit today against both Hapag-Lloyd AG and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Newark. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants are liable for tortious interference with a contractual relationship, tortious interference with advantageous business advantage, breach of contract, and civil conspiracy. The ILA is seeking damages in the amount of $200,000,000 from both defendants individually or jointly. The lawsuit arises out of the USMX’s and Hapag-Lloyd’s attempts to interfere with and undermine the coast-wide Master Contract that the ILA has with its employers from Maine to Texas. A link to a copy of the suit is below.