Food company alleges customer owes more than $400,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 24, 2018

FRESNO — An Arizona food company is suing customers, alleging breach of contract and failure to account and pay promptly more than $400,000.

CP Produce LLC of Nogales, Arizona, filed a complaint Jan. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Fresno Division against Quality Fresh Farms, Inc., Ranjodh Billan and Gurdeep S. Billan, alleging violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

According to the complaint, between Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 2017, in a series of transactions, CP Produce sold and shipped perishable agricultural commodities to satisfy the defendants' requests. The suit says the defendants agreed to pay CP Produce the principal amount of at least $414,141. Despite performing and fulfilling all duties, CP Produce says it has failed to receive any payment due and owing. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants have failed and refused to pay for the delivered perishable agricultural commodities despite repeated demands and sent invoices.

CP Produce seeks trial by jury, damages of $414,141, interest at the highest legal rate, attorney fees, costs of suit, and all other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by attorney R. Jason Read of Rynn & Janowsky, LLP in Newport Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division case number 1:18-cv-00077-DAD-EPG

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