Man says truck wasn't fixed properly

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 26, 2013

CHARLESTON - A man is suing Heritage International Trucks Inc., claiming a breach of contract caused him more than $30,000 in damages.

Rodney Mohr presented his 2005 truck to the defendant's place in Dunbar to have engine repairs performed, according to a complaint filed Sept. 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Mohr claims the defendant's employees incorrectly failed to properly reattach the upper engine part referred to as "the bridge" to his engine and then represented to Mohr that all the services were completed.

For the work performed, Mohr paid the defendant $1,797.73 and left eh premises and drove his truck to North Carolina, then Indiana, when severe engine problems developed to the extent that the motor malfunctioned due to the improper repairs performed by Heritage, according to the suit.

Mohr claims the engine problems cost $1,714.72 to diagnose and $14,345.67 to repair.

Additionally, as a result of the repairs, Mohr incurred lost income, being unable to use his truck for five weeks, in the sum of $13,500, according to the suit.

Mohr claims the defendant breached its contract with him and caused him damages.

As a direct and proximate cause of the defendant's breach of contract by failing to properly repair the vehicle's engine, Mohr suffered direct financial loss in the sum of $31,526.40, according to the suit.

Mohr is seeking compensatory damages in the amount of $31,526.40. He is being represented by Jon D. Hoover of Hoover Andrews PLLC and David L. Hill.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-1682

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