There are some people in life who need nothing more than a handshake to make a promise secure and lasting. But for others, even a legally binding agreement isn’t enough to make people keep their word. At least this is what a company called GOJO would have the court believe about another company they hired to install and maintain hand sanitizer dispensers in Georgia army bases. GOJO claims the contractor they hired is in breach of contract.
GOJO hired the company to install the sanitizer and soap dispensers in 2011. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before clients were complaining to GOJO that the dispensers were either missing or improperly installed. As a result, GOJO claims they had to find another company to perform the work they had already contracted.
In a bizarre turn, GOJO claims the first contract company actually contracted with a different company and installed that companies dispensers instead of GOJO’s. Additionally, the originally contracted company attempted to sell GOJO’s dispensers online and replace already-installed dispensers with the other brand. GOJO has sued their original contractor for several things.
Primarily GOJO is suing for breach of contract for not only failing to supply the correct brand of dispensers to Georgia army bases, but for actively promoting a different brand and attempting to earn a larger profit by selling GOJO owned dispensers. It is clear that both sides will get an opportunity to tell their version of the events in a court of law. In a job of this size, large amounts of money are sure to be at stake.
Source: Courthouse News Service, “Real Soap Opera About Purell Heists,” Iulia Filip, March 28, 2013