NEW ORLEANS — A sugar distributor accuses a sugar buyer of fraud in a Malaysian sugar deal gone bad.
White Mountain LLC filed a complaint against Inter-Trade LLC on Aug. 15 in federal court, alleging Inter-Trade never delivered a sugar shipment despite receiving payment.
The lawsuit stems from a September 2016 contract in which WM was designated as Inter-Trade’s “exclusive distributor of Malaysian sugar that Inter-Trade was sourcing from a third party in Malaysia.”
After paying Inter-Trade for the sugar, White Mountain alleged the shipment never arrived. White Mountain claims the company tried to contact Inter-Trade executives several times to no avail.
According to the complaint, Inter-Trade CEO Andrew Raming sent an email containing shipping documents showing the company already had possession of the sugar. White Mountain claims Raming fabricated the documents.
White Mountain is based in New Orleans. Inter-Trade's principal place of business is in St. Louis.
White Mountain seeks reimbursement of all payments it made to Inter-Trade, as well as costs, expenses and judicial interest. White Mountain also seeks reimbursement of lost business.
White Mountain is represented by Chadwick Tobler of Tobler Law Firm in New Orleans.