$870,000 – Crop Loss Case in Turlock

A farmer and an equipment installation company had a verbal agreement on an installation to the farmer’s land. The farmer paid $15,000 up front to proceed with the work. After the installation, the farmer noticed numerous errors which ended up costing him two years of damaged crops.  An expert was hired to perform a diagnostic on the equipment installed. After inspection, multiple errors were found throughout the entire system. Economic specialists and an agronomy forensic specialist were also hired to show forth the best estimate possible for the farmer’s loss of income. Factors that were taken into consideration for economic conclusions were the loss of incomes for three years, loss of USDA/FSA subsidization, bad equipment removal, and updated preparation and reinstallation of equipment. The verdict was in favor our client for $870,000 to due a breach in contract.