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A. Gay Jenson Farms Co. v. Cargill, Inc.
Citation:309 N.W.2d 285 (Minn. 1981)
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Defendant Warren, a company running a grain elevator sought out a loan from Cargill (Defendant). Cargill agreed to loan Warren the money in return for Warren’s sale proceeds and a right of first refusal to the grain sold by Warren. A few years later, Cargill extended the amount it loaded to Warren, began keeping Warren’s books and Cargill directed improvements and operations for Warren. Warren continued to go further into debt, and Cargill continued to assert more control over how Warren used its money. Warren came out approximately $5.6 million in debt to Cargill and plaintiffs. Plaintiffs were farmers who had contracts with Warren that were defaulted on. Plaintiffs sued defendants for their money.
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