A federal judge in New Jersey recently denied a motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving a controversial sale of polyethylene resin.
U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler on March 11 denied the request from resin supplier Mass Polymers Corp. of Bridgewater, N.J. MPC was seeking judgment on a counterclaim it had made against Supreme Oil Co., a maker of vegetable oil and condiments based in Englewood, N.J.
Supreme initially filed a lawsuit against MPC in April 2015, seeking at least $225,000 in damages as a result of MPC allegedly selling them mislabeled high density polyethylene between October 2013 and March 2015.
MPC countered by filing a counter-claim and complaint against Supreme and sales rep Donald O'Sullivan. In the filing, company officials claimed that Supreme still owes MPC Polymers almost $600,000 for four rail cars and one truckload of generic prime HDPE.
A source with knowledge of the case said that Supreme has paid MPC for the material. MPC continues to seek reimbursement for interest and other costs associated with the case.
The case remains in the discovery process. No court dates have been set.