*Company claims it is owed money from exclusive distributors

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2012

A Jefferson County company has filed suit against the three men it claims failed to make payments for exclusively distributing its product. 

World Harvest Group claims it gained the rights to exclusively sell a product known as SumaGrow throughout the United States and other countries. According to the SumaGrow website, the products are "100% Natural Soil Products for Higher Yields and Healthier Crops."

Defendants Michael Fuquay, Steve Patterson, Christopher D. Jones and their company Promised Land Crops executed the written contract that allowed World Harvest Group to sell the product exclusively, according to the complaint filed Nov. 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

However since then, the defendants have failed to pay World Harvest Group the money it claims it is owed, the suit states. The defendants have also utilized information relating to the product to deny World Harvest Group business opportunities, the complaint says.

In its complaint, World Harvest Group alleges breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, conversion, negligence and unjust enrichment against the defendants.

In its complaint, World Harvest Group is seeking a declaration of World Harvest Group’s rights, plus actual, exemplary and prospective damages, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Robert Keith Wade of the Law Offices of Robert Keith Wade in Beaumont will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D193-62

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