SiriusXM Radio Connected Services Sued By Auto Rep Firm Over Unpaid Commissions
October 15, 2014 at 3:57 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM RADIO CONNECTED SERVICES, INC. is being sued by PACIFIC RIM INTERNATIONAL, LTD. over what the plaintiff says are unpaid commissions for representing SIRIUSXM's telematics services (and predecessor AGERO, INC./CROSS COUNTRY AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, INC., acquired by SIRIUSXM in 2013) to Korean automakers HYUNDAI and KIA.
In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MICHIGAN, PACIFIC RIM alleges that SIRIUSXM terminated their contract on JUNE 30th, 2014 but told the plaintiff that it would stop paying commissions as of JANUARY 1st, 2014, six months earlier than the termination date.
The suit also alleges that SIRIUSXM has not provided accounting of sales and net proceeds as requested by PACIFIC RIM to verify commissions due. PACIFIC RIM says that commissions in the six months before the breach averaged about $18,000 per month and that the breach resulted in over $325,000 in damages plus costs, interest, and attorney's fees. Additional allegations seek double damages under MICHIGAN and NEW YORK law.