GLOVERSVILLE - Two local companies are in a legal battle after one accused the other in a lawsuit of operating medical transportation without the necessary licensing.
According to court documents, notarized in September, Joseph M. Lander Realty, Inc., doing business as Express Taxi and Chauffeur, filed a lawsuit against Mark Sohl, owner of S&G Trucking and Storage and S&G Transportation, for operating medical transportation without the necessary licensing or insurance. The lawsuit also claims the defendants caused "irreparable damage" by enticing customers away while unlawfully competing for business S&G is not qualified to provide.
The lawsuit claims Express Taxi made investments to lawfully allow them to accept medical transports, which the defendants fail to comply with, presenting an unfair advantage.
The lawsuit claims this has caused at least $400,000 in damages to Express Taxi and Chauffeur.
The lawsuit is seeking an order restraining S&G from soliciting or accepting any type of medical transportation and taxi services within New York, as well as payment for damages and ordering the defendant to account for any money received by medical transports. The lawsuit is seeking at least $400,000.
Ronald R. Schur, Lander's Attorney, said in a news release Lander believes it is a "very ripe issue for the taxpayers and the local citizens to be aware of."
Calls for comments were made to Lander and Sohl, but neither were available.