Stromberger Farms, Inc. v. JohnsonAnnotate this Case
In this dispute over the sale proceeds from an auction of cattle the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the entry of partial summary judgment on Plaintiff's claim for the sale proceeds, holding that Defendant had a right to pursue his disputed claim for an additional $12,500.
Pursuant to the terms of a sales agreement Plaintiff purchased cows and calves from Defendant. The agreement required Plaintiff to pay for the cattle in installments, with Defendant retaining a security interest in the cattle. After Plaintiff sold the remaining cows purchased from Defendant at auction Plaintiff calculated a payoff to Defendant to satisfy the balance of the agreement, with a remaining balance paid to Plaintiff. When Defendant refused to allow any of the sale proceeds to be released from the auction barn Plaintiff brought this action. The circuit court granted Plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment on its claim for the sale proceeds and entered judgment against Defendant for $185,718. The Supreme Court held (1) Defendant's appeal from the order denying his motion for change of venue is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction; and (2) disputed facts existed concerning Defendant's claim that he was owed an additional $12,500 under the sales agreement.