12 March 2006

The Overseas Shipment: The Saga Continues

I have neglected to share the most recent developments in the issue of our overseas shipment to Sydney. I believe the last I had written was the safe arrival of our effects, and our appeal to the Federal Maritime Commission for action on our behalf. On January 18, I received an email from the FMC stating that an Order of Investigation and Hearing had been filed against Tradewind and their other businesses operating under various other names. An injunction was also filed against Elizabeth Hudson, the president of Tradewind, barring further operation until the matter is resolved. In all, over 250 complaints were filed against Tradewind or the other companies run by the same people. The news release can be seen here, and if you are really interested, you can go to www.fmc.gov and search "Tradewind" to download the offical docket. There you can see all the other companies run by these same people, who these people are, including their multiple aliases, and what will happen in the future. Basically, they have a year to gather all the dirt on the company and present it to a judge, who will make a ruling a few months later. In the meantime, Tradewind is barred from conducting any business.
So take this as a warning, dear reader: don't mess with me, or I'll get the US government after you.

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