Hudye Farms of Norquay, Saskatchewan has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). The action in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench seeks $247,699 from CWB for loss of income and other expenses. The action also seeks $10 million in damages for breach of fiduciary duty and $15 million in exemplary and punitive damages. The action seeks a further $25 million in a claim related to alleged defamation resulting from a notice sent out by CWB to Yorkton-area elevators. The notice specifically named Hudye Farms.
The dispute arises out of a decision by CWB to downgrade 122.5 tonnes of wheat delivered by Hudye. Hudye had a contract with CWB for delivery of 8,600 tonnes of Canada Western Red Spring Wheat, but CWB found that 122.5 tonnes of the wheat that was delivered contained 23.6 percent 606/Granite wheat, an ineligible variety.
Read an article about the lawsuit at: portageonline.com.