Judge rules in NP’s favour

 A High Court judge has ruled in favour of State fuel distributor National Petroleum after a former chief executive took legal action against the company.

On Tuesday Justice Carol Gobin sitting in the High Court after full trial and arguments, ruled in favour of NP and dismissed the claim brought against the company by its former CEO Richard Callender, NP said in a statement yesterday.

Callender’s contract with the company was terminated on April 15,  2011 after credit was extended to one of the company’s former gas station dealers without appropriate approvals, NP said.

Following his dismissal, Callender took NP to court seeking damages, special damages in excess of $1.7 million, exemplary damages, interest and costs for wrongful dismissal and breach of contract, NP said, adding that in accordance with                                                                                                   the judgment handed down on Tuesday, Callender will now have to pay NP’s legal costs on the prescribed scale amounting to in excess of $100,000. 

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