A Portsmouth oil supplier has filed a $4.7 million lawsuit against Fred Fuller Oil, claiming the Hudson-based home heating oil supplier has breached a contract, according to Seacoastonline.com.
Spraque Energy Corp., an independent supplier of home heating oil, diesel fuels, residual fuels, gasoline and natural gas wants to seize the Fuller’s fleet of delivery vehicles as compensation. The suit was filed last week in Rockingham County Superior Court by Sprague, which claims Fuller failed to pay for past oil purchases.
Fuller Oil is one of the largest home oil delivery providers in New Hampshire with more than 30,000 customers. In January of 2014 Gov. Maggie Hassan opened a statewide telephone hotline after receiving a fury of complaints from Fuller customers who were not receiving oil delivery.
Sprague also wants interest on the amount due, plus attorney fees.