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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against
the owner of a company that was the subject of a WAFF 48 News investigation.
Monday afternoon, 24 affiliate farmers filed
a class-action lawsuit against Jamie Lawhorne and Cypress Creek Organic Farms.
Our investigation began in August when the
Better Business Bureau issued
an alert on Cypress Creek Organic Farms. Here's how
the business worked: Affiliates told us they paid more than $9,000 in exchange
for a full-service greenhouse and greenhouse maintenance, organic fertilizers
and organic seedlings.
According to their contracts they got 85%
royalties, daily pick-up of harvested tomatoes and guaranteed buyback of produce.
The BBB said then-CEO Jamie Lawhorne could not back up claims affiliates could
earn $25-40,000 a year.
In September, several employees left
the company. At that time, Lawhorne told us the company was in the process
of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We have not found a filing in the federal
bankruptcy court system.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Cullman County
accused Lawhorne and Cypress Creek Organic Farms of breach of contract, fraud,
deceit and fraudulent deceit.
We tried to contact Lawhorne but the number
listed on the Better Business Bureau's website has been disconnected.
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