The Louisiana Record Jul. 26, 2016, 7:43pm


NEW ORLEANS – Grain exporters have filed suit against a fumigation company alleging they were caused a loss of cargo because of the defendant's actions.

Archer Daniels Midland Co., ADM Export Co. and ADM International Sarl filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Research Fumigation Co. LLC alleging that the fumigation company failed to comply with the contractor’s agreement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained losses, damages and expenses due to the sole fault of defendant and its representatives, presently estimated to be in the amount of $178,934.31. The plaintiffs holds Research Fumigation Co. LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to perform its contract in a workmanlike manner and failed to exercise good and proper fumigation practices, which caused the loss of a load of cargo during shipment from Destrehan to Turkey in July 2013.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for the full amount of damages and related expenses presently estimated to be $178,934.31, together with attorneys’ fees, costs and interest and all other relief which the justice of the cause may require. They are represented by Richard D. Bertram, William P. Wynne and Hansford P. Wogan of Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-12542

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