CTSI Logistics Inc. is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for allegedly refusing to pay $11,041 for shipping a vehicle to Rota from Long Beach, California in 2018. CTSI is an affiliate of Saipan Tribune.
CTSI, through counsel Steven P. Pixley, asked the Superior Court to hold the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs liable for breach of contract and pay the amount plus attorney’s fees and court costs.
According to Pixley in the complaint filed last June 16, US DVA chief of prosthetics Aaron Williams contacted CTSI Logistics in California on Oct. 20, 2017, requesting a quotation for the shipment of a 2016 Toyota Sienna, owned by Norbert H. Mundo, a veteran residing on Rota.
Pixley said that on Nov. 16, 2017, CTSI Logistics received a signed rate quotation from US DVA.
He said Williams informed CTSI Logistics that the US DVA would pay for the shipping costs after delivery and inspection of the vehicle on Rota.
The lawyer said the vehicle was delivered to Mundo on Rota on April 8, 2018, and the executed proof of delivery and invoices were sent to US DVA on April 28, 2018.
Pixley said CTSI Logistics has repeatedly communicated with US DVA regarding payment, but it has not responded. Pixley said the defendant has breached the contract by failing to respond to communications and otherwise failing to pay CTSI.