Fred Fuller in court over millions owed to supplier

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Fred Fuller fields calls in his office in 2013.
Fred Fuller fields calls in his office in 2013.

Last heating season became a nightmare for many customers of Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co., the state’s largest supplier of home heating oil, when automatic deliveries stopped cold, and phone lines went down.


Here’s hoping the nightmare isn’t a recurring one for customers in 2014.

On Oct. 28, WMUR reports company owner Fred Fuller appeared in Rockingham Superior Court, facing a $4.7 million lawsuit filed by Spraque Energy Corp., an independent supplier of home heating oil, diesel fuels, residual fuels, gasoline and natural gas.

Sprague wants to seize Fuller’s fleet of delivery vehicles as compensation. The suit was filed in September by Sprague, which claims Fuller failed to pay for past oil purchases.

The hearing was continued for 120 days, according to WMUR.

In October, Fuller filed a lawsuit against Fairpoint Communications and five of its vendors, for a “catastrophic telecommunication system failure” that contributed to its inability to communicate with customers, after the company’s phone system failed.

In response to angry customers, the state Attorney General’s office established a hotline for callers. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jim Boffetti, of the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection, attended the Tuesday court proceedings, according to WMUR.

You can watch the WMUR report here.


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