Breaking News: Judge Ends Pistachio Lawsuit

Taylor HillmanGeneral

A Fresno County Superior Court judge has ended a lawsuit filed by Primex Farms against the largest pistachio producer world-wide, Paramount Farms.

The owners of Primex Farms say Paramount Farms stole one of their accounts back in 2007 by offering water to the grower. Primex sued that grower, Chaparral Farms, for breach of contract, and was awarded $3.4 million in damages back in 2010. The lawsuit against Paramount was expected to last as long as two months, however the attorney for the defendant argued that Primex had missed the statute of limitation for filing the lawsuit. The judge agreed and dismissed the lawsuit earlier today.