There may be many companies in Texas and elsewhere who rely on other businesses to either provide or purchase products and services. The success of such an arrangement may depend on each party’s ability to live up to contractual obligations. As any unexpected changes could have a substantial impact on a company’s financial well-being, should either party feel that a breach of contract has occurred, commercial litigation may ensue.
Recent reports indicate that poultry company Perdue Farms has recently accused Maines Paper and Food Services of breach of contract. According to reports, the two parties have had a long-standing business arrangement in which Perdue ships poultry products to Maines to be sold and distributed to various restaurants. However, Perdue asserts that the other company recently stopped issuing payment for product deliveries.
Maines reportedly insists that it recently closed down a portion of its facility, part of which includes poultry delivery services. However, Perdue asserts that the other company failed to take steps to inform it of the closure. Perdue asserts that the company owes nearly $1.4 million for products previously delivered, and it is seeking restitution through a breach of contract claim.
While those who encounter intense contract disputes may wish to take every possible measure to safeguard their interests, commercial litigation can be complex. Business owners who encounter similar scenarios could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on for guidance on all their available legal avenues. An attorney can examine the situation a client in Texas is facing and assist in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through the proper channels.