Worldlawn seeking recovery from Mississippi firms, for purchase orders

BEATRICE – A Gage County District Court hearing is scheduled Thursday on a lawsuit filed against several Mississippi-based companies and individuals by Worldlawn Power Equipment, of Beatrice.

Worldlawn, a Beatrice manufacturer of power lawn care equipment, filed suit last year against Power Distributors LLC, of Mississippi and several related companies, over a distributor agreement.  Worldlawn contends the agreement, dated December 23rd, 2016 was finalized after Power Distributors had been dissolved under Mississippi state laws, May 16th of that year.

Worldlawn had appointed Power Distributors as its only authorized distributorship to buy Worldlawn products to sell in an assigned territory.  

The lawsuit alleged the defendant companies were inadequately capitalized, were insolvent, that two principals with the company diverted funds or assets for their own use….and that the companies were “a mere façade” for personal dealings of the two principals.

Worldlawn is suing for compensation of no less than $477,000 for purchase orders, plus interest accruing since April 8th, 2019.

The Thursday hearing is on a defense motion to dismiss the case.