Schaeffer Mfg. alleges independent sales representative owes more than $20,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis manufacturing company alleges an Illinois independent sales representative has failed to reimburse it monies due and owing.

Schaeffer Mfg. Co. filed a complaint on July 13 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Raymond D. Wright alleging tortious interference with contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 23, 2015, the plaintiff and Brown's Oil of Indiana agreed to purchase fuel additives from the plaintiff for 60 months and equipment. The suit states Wright was the plaintiff's independent contractor sales representative for the Brown's account.

The suit states Brown's terminated the contract in December 2016 and Brown's owed 80 percent of the plaintiff's portion of the equipment costs, totaling $20,451. The suit states Wright told Brown's to pay him the share directly instead of the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleges this was in breach of contract and that Wright has failed and refused to pay the monies due to it.

The plaintiff holds Wright responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally interfered with the plaintiff's contract with Brown's.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in its favor for actual damages of more than $25,000, punitive damages, costs, attorney's fees and all further relief as the court may deem just and proper. It is represented by Michael B. Kass and Lucas T. Pendry of Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10757

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