Go Ground, charter operators reach settlement

Three motorcoach operators that sued bus broker Go Ground for non-payment of charter invoices have asked a federal court to dismiss the suit. Their motion stated that the parties have reached a settlement.

The operators requested that the action be dismissed “without prejudice,” meaning they retain the rights to resume litigation of their claims. On Jan. 8 the court approved the motion, in which the plaintiffs “request this Court retain jurisdiction of this matter and parties to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement reached by the parties.”

In a suit filed Oct. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, the operators claimed they were owed $80,047 for 12 charter trips provided from May through September. The suit was filed Oct. 28.

The plaintiffs are Lux Bus America Co. of Anaheim, California, which sought payment for three trips invoiced at $10,510; Industrial Bus Lines Inc. of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which listed non-payments of $27,232.50 covering three trips; and Ace Express Coaches LLC of Golden, Colorado, which claims it was owed $46,438.95 for six charters.

The suit listed $4,134 in “credit due” to Go Ground.

Go Ground is headquartered in Woodridge, Illinois.


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