AZA Wins $1.9 Million Contract Case for CITGO in Delaware Court
March 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Delaware – A Delaware Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of CITGO Petroleum Corp., granting a summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against the oil refiner and marketer by Sunline Commercial Carriers.

Sunline, a trucking and railway transportation company, claimed CITGO owed money on a one-year oil supply contract that had already expired. Judge William C. Carpenter ruled that Houston-based CITGO had no obligation to pay the claimed $1.9 million. He found that all issues between the two companies had been resolved and dismissed Sunline’s lawsuit.

“We are happy to see our client walk away from this unnecessary lawsuit,” said Debora Simon Pacholder, an attorney at AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing. Ms. Pacholder, who is of counsel at the firm, represented CITGO along with associate Edward Goolsby.

The case is Sunline Commercial Carriers v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation, No. N15C-03-051 WCC CCLD in Delaware Superior Court.

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2017 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for 2018; and previously by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.


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