Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Kazerouni v. FedEx (Unfair International Shipping Practices)

Seyed Kazerouni filed a class-action lawsuit seeking damages for FedEx’s practice of charging undisclosed fees for receiving internationally shipped packages. The lawsuit claims that FedEx adds an “advancement fee” of at least $6.50 (or 2% of the customs fee, whichever is greater) for all internationally shipped packages. The lawsuit alleges that FedEx does not disclose this fee until it is already due and does not provide customers with alternative options beforehand to avoid the added cost. According to the lawsuit, the recipient must pay the fee or risk having FedEx direct the debt to a collections agency or not deliver the package. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $5 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/14/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database