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Date: 01-31-2003

Case Style: Eden Electrical, Ltd. v. Amana Co.

Case Number: 2000cv00080

Judge: Unknown

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Kevin H. Collins,

Sarah Gayer and

Robert Houghton of Suttleworth & Ingersoll, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Defendant's Attorney: J. Michael Weston, Mark Herzberger and Eric W. Lann of Moyer & Bergman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Description: Fraud, fraudulent representation and fraudulent concealment claims by Israel-based Eden Electrical, Ltd. against Amana Co. relating to a contract between the companies in which Eden claimed that Amana fraudulent induced it to purchase obsolete inventory and then terminated Eden's exclusive Israeli distribution contract. The agreement entered into in 1998 was terminated within three months and shortly after $2.4 million in inventory was delivered to Eden. When Eden attempted to contact Amana its calls were ignored. The plaintiff claimed that Amana was simply trying to unload obsolete inventory.

Outcome: Pliantiff verdict for $2.1 million in compensatory damages and $17,850,000 in punitive damages.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unavailable

Defendant's Experts: Unavailable

Comments: Reported by AKM

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