Heyl Royster



Peterson and Smith Win Grain Contract Case


On February 13, Brian Smith and Brad Peterson completed a two-day bench trial and prevailed on behalf of a local grain company. The grain company sought to compel a farmer to arbitrate a contract for the sale and delivery of corn. The farmer disputed the existence of the contract. The court concluded that a valid contract, which included a written arbitration provision, existed and compelled the farmer to arbitrate the dispute. The amount in controversy exceeded $300,000.