Last month H.C. Schmieding Produce Company, LLC (“Schmieding”) of Springdale, Arkansas filed a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Lurie Brothers, LLC (“Lurie”) of Chicago and several individual defendants (Case. No. 1:19-cv-07933).
Over the course of six weeks in 2018, Schmieding allegedly sold Lurie wholesale quantities of produce for which a balance of about $26,000 allegedly remains due and owing. Schmieding seeks damages from Lurie, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and attorneys’ fees, and the imposition of personal liability for same upon each of the four named individual defendants.
The case has been assigned to the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo.