Leslie Turk

Judge: no new trial for Cajun Injector founder

by Leslie Turk

The May 12 decision by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury, which rejected Cajun Injector founder Maurice "Reece" Williams’ claim that he was fraudulently induced to sell his line of marinades to Bruce Foods Corp., will stand, state District Judge Kay Bates ruled Monday, according to The Advocate. The paper also reported:

Chef Reece Williams & Co. LLC sought up to $24 million in damages from Bruce Foods, but the jury instead awarded New Iberia-based Bruce Foods a total of more than $565,000 in damages.

Williams’ attorney, Joseph Ward Jr., argued during a hearing Monday that “justice was not served in this case.’’

The jury found that Cajun Injector breached the asset purchase agreement by failing to deliver the Cajun Injector recipes to Bruce Foods, and awarded Bruce Foods more than $341,000 for that breach.

Read the rest of The Advocate story here.