Bass Pro Shop facing lawsuit over alligator meat purchases
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops is being sued by a Louisiana seafood company that alleges the outdoor retailer did not buy enough alligator meat.
Big Pop’s Fresh Louisiana Seafood alleges in a federal lawsuit filed last week that Bass Pro agreed to buy 600,000 pounds of alligator meat, starting in 2016.
The company said Missouri-based Bass Pro breached its contract by buying only 283,432 pounds during the four-year contract, which expired in July.
According to the lawsuit, Big Pop said it lost more than $75,000 during the contract. The seafood distributor is seeking damages from Bass Pro.
A spokesperson for Bass Pro Shops said the company does not comment on litigation, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
Online court records indicate the case has been assigned to the federal courts mediation program.