CHICAGO — A Cook County man operating a gas station and food mart says a mistake by a delivery driver ruined an entire tank of fuel that is now unsalable.
Don Raybon, doing business as Raybon Mini Mart Citgo, filed a lawsuit Feb. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against World Fuel Services Inc., also known as Texor Fuels, Texor Petroleum, TGS Petroleum, Lakeside Oil, CECUSA or Carter Energy; and McMahon Transport Group LLC, alleging negligence and breach of contract.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 22, 2014, a McMahon delivery driver unloaded 2,500 gallons of gasoline into the station’s diesel tank by mistake. When a pump truck was called to transfer the fuel to the gasoline tank, the suit claims, 400 gallons of water was added, tainting the entire batch. Some customers bought the faulty fuel, the claim states, adding that Raybon is now responsible for repairing their cars.
Raybon seeks damages in excess of $50,000 for lost revenue, damaged fuel and corrective expenses for the gasoline and to customers’ vehicles. He is represented by attorney Brian R. Porter of Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L001154