May 30, 2023

Popular Houston Eatery Turkey Leg Hut Hit With Nearly $1.3M Lawsuit Over Unsettled Debt

The favored Houston restaurant Turkey Leg Hut is being sued for almost $1.3 million for an excellent debt and lawsuit charges.

A lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court docket in Illinois final month claims the company US Meals, Inc. is suing the restaurant and its proprietor Nakia Worth, over debt and lawsuit charges amounting to $1,288,583.12, ABC13 Houston reported.

The lawsuit alleges that starting in September 2020, US Meals provided produce, different non-PACA meals, and food-related services and products to Turkey Leg However however by no means obtained funds on time.

PACA, also called Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, was created to advertise honest commerce within the fruit and vegetable trade.

The U.S. Division of Agriculture says that “PACA protects businesses dealing in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables by establishing and enforcing a code of fair business practices and by helping companies resolve business disputes.”

The lawsuit additionally alleges that the eatery agreed to pay 1.5% month-to-month curiosity on any past-due cost till all monies had been collected. Apparently, produce orders had been positioned from Might 2022 to September 2022, which US Meals says offered, shipped, and delivered to Turkey Leg Hut.

Invoices for cost had been despatched out, however the restaurant by no means paid the $85,106.17 owed for produce.

That steadiness, plus curiosity and charges, now add as much as greater than $1 million, which US Meals is asking for.