Gloves come off as plastic pallets take on wooden pallets in iGPS lawsuit


It appears that Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has had enough. The company, which offers a pallet rental service providing all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID (radio frequency identification) tags, filed suit on Dec. 10 against the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) and its President and CEO, Bruce N. Scholnick, in the District Court of Dallas, TX. iGPS is seeking “actual, consequential and punitive damages for the false and defamatory statements to harm iGPS and its business.” This is just the latest in a series of ongoing jabs between iGPS and the NWPCA in the battle between wood and plastic pallets.

The Orlando-based iGPS filed suit against the NWPCA for “false, malicious and defamatory statements suggesting that iGPS pallets may be the cause of recent butter contamination in the Dallas area. In checking out several resources linked on the NWPCA’s web site, the contaminated butter at issue in this latest round seems to have nothing to do with plastic pallets. ...
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