NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish manufacturer of microchips for pet identification says two of its distributors broke an agreement to sell and market the chips to pet owners.

Microchip Identification Systems Inc. filed a lawsuit Dec. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Lambert Vet Supply LLC and Pet Supplies 4 Less LLC, alleging breach of contract and violations of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the parties entered into an agreement in 2010 whereby Lambert and Pet Supplies would market and sell microchips made by MIS. However, the suit states that in September, MIS became aware that Lambert had agreed to become an exclusive distributor of a competitor’s product and made disparaging remarks about MIS chips. Although MIS has notified Lambert to stop selling its products, they remain on the store’s website.

MIS seeks termination of the distributorship agreement between MIS and Lambert, monetary damages for breach of contract and litigation costs. It is represented by attorney John R. Walker of Covington firm Jones Fussell LLP.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Case number 2:15-cv-06874

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Organizations in this Story

Microchip Identification Systems Inc
2199 Manton Drive
Covington, LA 70433

Lambert Vet Supply LLC
714 5th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

Pet Supplies 4 Less LLC
713 4th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

Jones Fussell LLP
1001 Service Road East, US Highway 190 Covington, Louisiana 70433

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