Dakota wins appeal
The Minnesota State Court of Appeals has upheld the findings of the trial court on all issues in the case of Dakota Peat Inc. vs. Quality Grassing & Services Inc. and Richard Colyer of Golf Agronomics.
The initial action had been brought against the golf course contractors for non-payment of peat ordered for golf courses they were constructing in Florida and North Carolina.
In its ruling Nov. 26, 2002, the three-judge panel of the Minnesota State Court of Appeals upheld earlier District Court findings, which had determined that “all peat delivered by Dakota Peat to defendants met USGA specifications” and had ordered the defendants to pay the full contract price of their orders of Dakota Peat, plus all attorney fees incurred by the plaintiff.
All counterclaims brought by Quality Grassing & Services and by Golf Agronomics had been dismissed earlier including accusations that the peat that was delivered did not meet Dakota peat’s own standards, which exceed those of USGA, for integrity and quality.