PACA Trust Litigation Alert!

PACA Trust Litigation Alert
On October 8, 2013, a civil action was filed in Florida against High Point Marketing of NJ, Inc. to collect approximately $30,000 in alleged PACA trust debt.
On October 10, 2013, a civil action was filed in New York against Isadore A. Rapasadi and Sons, Inc. to c…

PACA Trust Litigation Alert!

     PACA Trust Litigation Alert
On September 24, 2013, a civil action was filed in New York against YCK LLC d/b/a Cross Island Super Foods to collect about $154,000.00 in alleged PACA trust debt.
On September 27, 2013, a civil action was filed in California against Hayes Produce Marketing LP to…

Government Not Required to Prove Intent or Consciousness of Wrongdoing to Convict the Jensen Brothers

As the produce industry follows the fate of Eric and Ryan Jensen many articles and commentary have surfaced in support of the brothers Jensen.  However, these articles and commentary all focus around a significant misconception about the government’s burden  of proof.  Specifically, the gen…

Jason Klinowski to Speak at the Upcoming Food Regulatory Compliance Summit in Chicago

On October 4, 2013, Jason Klinowski will join Daniel Shaw – Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at H.J. Heinz Company – to address food recalls and to discuss practical tips and best practices for preventing common pitfalls and minimizing downstream litigation exposure.  Please…

PACA Trust Litigation Alert!

PACA Trust Litigation Alert
On September 6, 2013, a civil action was filed in California against J.D. Produce, Inc. in an effort to collect approximately $54,000.00 in alleged PACA trust debt.
On September 9, 2013, a civil action was filed in New York against New A & N Food Market,…

Another Successful Conference in the Books… Thank You for Joining Us!

I wanted to take a second and thank everyone who joined me and Freeborn’s Food Industry Team at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse for a cocktail reception after the Midwest Produce Conference & Expo.  Those of you who attended know that Freeborn’s event provides a great way for…

Jason Klinowski and Freeborn’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group Tapped to Represent the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Pro’s Ranch Markets Chapter 11 Case

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Pro’s Ranch Markets’ bankruptcy case recently retained Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group to help maximize their recovery in this Chapter 11 case.  Specifically, Freeborn possesses…

PACA Trust Litigation Alert

PACA Trust Litigation Alert
On May 31, 2013, a civil action was filed in New York against Robert Guiliano d/b/a Guiliano Brother’s Produce in an effort to collect about $287,100.00 in alleged PACA trust debt.
On June 3, 2013, a civil action was filed in California against Miki’s…

Belle Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

On July 1, 2013, Belle Foods LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Northern District of Alabama.
Although Belle Foods presented a top 20 list of unsecured creditors, the business has not yet submitted its full schedules of debts and assets, statement of financial affairs or other…

Pro’s Ranch Markets Bankruptcy

On May 28, 2013, Pro’s Ranch Markets filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of Arizona.  Although the company has yet to file its schedules, the Debtor anticipates $7,229,772.85 in pre-petition PACA claims from 83 companies.
To be clear, the Pro’s Ranch Markets…