WINFIELD -- Hatfield Enterprises is suing Bayer Cropscience for failing to pay them more than $100,000.

On March 10, 1983, Hatfield Enterprises and Union Carbide Corporation entered into a contract for the disposal of fly ash near Finney Branch and Dutch Hollow in Kanawha County, according to a complaint filed Jan. 26 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Bayer Cropscience is Union Carbide's successor and agreed to compensate Hatfield Enterprises for various fees, licenses and expenses incurred with the disposal of fly ash and the maintenance of valid permits, according to the suit.

On Jan. 27, 2003, Bayer Cropscience and Hatfield Enterprises entered into a settlement where Bayer Cropscience agreed to pay Hatfield the full amount of all fees and costs for continuing the valid permits relative to ash disposal, according to the suit.

Hatfield Enterprises claims that despite repeated demands for payment, Bayer has failed and refused to pay $80,482.63 for engineering and monitoring services, and $69,293.83 for maintenance and improvement of the ash disposal facilities.

Hatfield Enterprises is seeking compensatory damages in the amount of $149,776.46. The company is being represented by Harvey D. Peyton of the Peyton Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip M. Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 10-C-34

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