The complaint consists of four counts, as follows:
- Breach of contract for failing to pay the money due Goodyear, for which the tire maker seeks $2.09 million;
- Action on account, in which Goodyear claims Robison Tire owes it the principal amount of $1.97 million;
- A second action on account charge, in which Goodyear claims Robison Tire owes it $120,000 on a separate export account; and
- Unjust enrichment, for which Goodyear again claims $2.09 million from Robison Tire.
Among other things, Goodyear accused the dealership of stopping payment on checks made out to the tire maker totaling more than $864,000.
In January 2015 — the same month that Robison Tire allegedly stopped payment on the checks — Goodyear notified Robison that it would not renew its agreements with the wholesaler, the complaint said.
Akron-based Goodyear officials could not be reached for comment on the lawsuit. Robison Tire has a telephone number posted on the Internet, but the person who answered a call to that number said it no longer belonged to Robison Tire.
TBC Corp. has purchased certain assets and selected inventory from Robison Tire's warehouses in Nashville, Tenn., and Montgomery, Ala., according to a TBC spokeswoman. The warehouses will operate under the Carroll Tire name, she told Tire Business.
According to Bloomberg L.P., Robison Tire, founded in 1945, distributed tires and tubes for passenger and commercial vehicles.
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