Distributor slaps electronic cigarette maker with breach of contract claim

By Annie Cosby | Sep 2, 2014


A Cook County company is suing an electronic cigarette company it claims has failed to honor its return policy.

Eby-Brown Company LLC, filed a breach of contract lawsuit Aug. 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Vapor Corp.

According to the complaint, in 2010, Eby-Brown a convenience store distributor, entered into an agreement with Vapor Corp. for the purchase of electronic cigarettes.

In 2013, Eby-Brown claims Vapor Corp. refused to accept and refund products it brought and returned previously agreed upon. The plaintiff further accuses Vapor Corp. of failing to pay certain rebates and a fee for appearing at a promotional show, which along with the lack of refunds, totals more than $116,800.

Eby-Brown is seeking, after its own amounts owed to Vapor Corp. are applied, more than $92,500. It is being represented by David A. Eide of Karlin Eide LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008690.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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