Food distributor accuses hotel chain of owing unpaid invoices

By Robert Hadley | Jun 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – An Illinois food distributor is suing the parent company of a hotel chain operating in West Virginia in a dispute surrounding allegedly unpaid invoices.

USFoods Inc., formerly known as U.S. Foodservice, filed a lawsuit April 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Silver Creek Charleston B LLC, doing business as Best Western, and Anil Patel, alleging breach of contract and breach of personal guaranty.

According to the complaint, after USFoods extended a line of credit to Patel on behalf of Silver Creek, the plaintiff began selling the hotel food items at agreed-upon prices. However, the suit says that from Jan. 21, 2015, the date of the agreement, a total of $14,746 remains unpaid. USFoods claims Patel issued a personal guaranty for the purchases, but has failed to honor the agreement.

The plaintiff seeks damages in the amount of $14,746, plus 18 percent annual interest accruing from Oct. 15 until the judgment is rendered. It is represented by attorney John R. Keating of Amato Keating and Lessa P.C. in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Judge Tod J. Kaufman is assigned to the case.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-612

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