Rancher Cody Allen Easterday sued Tyson Foods for breach of contract and unjust enrichment. Easterday alleges that Tyson failed to follow through on an alleged joint venture agreement whereby Tyson agreed to pay Easterday for use of his name and likeness to sell the product 'Cody’s Beef' through Tyson’s customer Nippon Ham in Japan. Easterday recently was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison and ordered to pay $244 million restitution for defrauding Tyson Foods and others by selling them hundreds of thousands of cattle that did not exist.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Ghost Cattle Defendant Sues Tyson for Breach of Implied Contract and Unjust Enrichment" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 168.]