Bengal Paper plans to countersue Port Hawkesbury mill, which filed lawsuit against Pennsylvania-based converter for allegedly not paying bills totaling C$453,643; Bengal Paper spokesman says it never received paper it was billed for

LOS ANGELES , March 7, 2013 () – Bengal Paper & Converting Inc. plans to countersue the Port Hawkesbury mill next week, after the Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, mill filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania-based converter for allegedly not paying its bills, The Cape Breton Post reported March 6.

Bengal Paper will sue Port Hawkesbury for contract violations, according to Bengal Paper spokesman David O’Brien, who said the Port Hawkesbury lawsuit against the company contained “crazy allegations.”

The Port Hawkesbury mill alleged that Bengal Paper did not pay its invoices for paper that totaled C$453,643 from 2012 and 2013. O’Brien said that the company never received the products they were being billed for.

The lawyer representing Port Hawkesbury Paper declined to comment, Cape Breton Post reported.

Bengal Paper had begun purchasing paper from the Port Hawkesbury mill since its reopening in November and the converter had been a longtime customer when the mill was owned by NewPage Corp., O’Brien said.

He confirmed that there was a disagreement over this year’s orders, but he said he’s puzzled by Port Hawkesbury’s legal action.

The primary source of this article is the Cape Breton Post, Sydney, Nova Scotia, on March 6, 2013.

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