NC man sues moving company for $7,000 in lost items

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HICKORY, N.C. — A Hickory man and his sister-in-law have filed a federal lawsuit against a moving company who they say lost thousands of dollars worth of items during a move, according to WBTV.

William Morris and his sister-in-law Karen Kuester hired AAA Moving & Storage of Newton to move Kuester from Hickory to Houston.

Morris told WBTV he did everything he could to make sure that he found the best movers for Kuester.

“I was real thorough about this because I’ve been through moving before,” he told WBTV.

He even made sure his sister-in-law’s boxes would be taken directly to Houston and not transferred onto another truck. Morris also bought insurance to cover anything that was lost or damaged in the move.

When Kuester made it to Houston and the boxes were unloaded she realized she couldn’t find the dishes.

After looking through everything, Kuester reported $7,614 worth of household items missing after the move.

The owner of AAA Moving & Storage, Todd Sain, told Morris he cannot be held responsible for items that may or may not have been in the company’s possession.

He said that the items Morris and Kuester claim they are missing were not listed on the bill which could mean the items weren’t in the shed.

Sain told Morris the boxes were transferred from two box trucks to a tractor-trailer during the move to Houston.

Now Morris is working to get compensation for a damaged antique and the money to replace items lost in the move.

“I don’t know that I would do anything differently because, you know, I covered all the bases, I thought,” Morris told WBTV.