Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 5, 2016, 2:10pm


MIAMI — An agricultural supplier from Ecuador has filed suit against a merchant for allegedly failing to uphold its part of a business agreement.

Plantein SA filed a complaint on Aug. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, against Golden Crown Depot (2007) Inc., alleging that the merchant breached the express and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, Plantein SA entered into a consignment agreement with the defendant, by which the plaintiff would ship mangoes to be sold by the defendant and for its services, it was to receive a commission of 10 percent and authority to deduct the costs of transportation and importation. But because of the defendant's alleged actions, the plaintiff purportedly sustained damages in an amount exceeding $111,776.64. 

The plaintiff holds Golden Crown Depot (2007) Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to obtain timely issued U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections certificates to support any low price sales, failed to sell all produce received on a consignment basis and failed to account for the produce received.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in its favor, damages of $111,776.64 and further relief as the court deems appropriate. It is represented by Craig A. Stokes of Stokes Law Office LLP in San Antonio.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, case number 16-cv-23668

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