Sustainable Meats, LLC, an Idaho-based “organic and custom processing slaughter operation committed to humane animal handling and sustainable practices,” sued Griffon Holdings, LLC and multiple related entities and individuals for breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, fraud, unjust enrichment, and piercing the corporate veil in connection with modular slaughter units for which Plaintiff paid a $337,430 deposit but never received. Plaintiff alleges that defendants defrauded plaintiff when they contracted with it to provide consultation services and modular food processing units for $899,860.48 with $337,430 due upfront, but never actually delivered the units and refused to return the $337,430 deposit. Plaintiff also alleges that defendants’ alleged fraud cost it over $1 million damages for tarnished reputation. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Idaho Custom Slaughter Operation Sues Multiple Defendants for Fraud ” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 187]