In February 2016, ABS-CBN Global Remittance Inc., a unit of ABS-CBN Corp., filed a lawsuit in the United States against Island Pacific supermarket entities and their owner, Jefferson ‘Nino’ Miave Lim, and other members of the Lim family over alleged fraud.
Filstop is the new name of Philam Food in the wake of a million-dollar federal lawsuit being filed against it.
PhilamFood was caught repeatedly shipping expired food to customers who ordered through their online store, as well as making a bogus Paypal charge, which they vehemently denied when it was posted about on their Facebook page’s review section — the customer then posted a screenshot of the Paypal receipt clearly showing that Philamfood did in fact deduct a fee when she asked for a refund.
The reason the customer asked for a refund was because she had paid a hefty $43 for shipping under the assumption that her order would be delivered asap. When she was told that the delivery could not be made within the timeframe promised, yet she still had to pay the $43 shipping fee for next-week delivery, she asked for a refund.
PhilamFood then disabled the Reviews section of their Facebook page, making the reviews about the expired food and Paypal charges invisible to visitors. The Facebook page was later renamed.
Phil-Am Food of Jersey City Sued for One Million Dollars
Lawsuit filed in New Jersey by wholesaler Phil-Am Trading against grocery store Phil-Am Food Merchandising for consumer fraud and false designation of origin.
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SEPARATE LAWSUIT (2 of 3)
Essex County Courthouse, New Jersey: Lawsuit filed against Erwin Santos of Phil-Am Merchandising (PhilAm Food)
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SEPARATE LAWSUIT (3 of 3)
LAGASPI v. PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING & FLORENTINA SANTOS
Nature of Suit: Wage Theft, Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
Complaint filed on June 12, 2015