Sales Chief, a Chinese toy manufacturer, has filed a $33 million countersuit in response to a Bentonville businessman’s $20 million lawsuit filed in September.
Mel Redman, through his family-owned business Redman & Associates LLC, sued Sales Chief alleging Sales Chief changed contract terms and improperly interfered with his company’s business contracts and relationships, resulting in layoffs and significant financial loss. Specifically, the cancellation of a signed purchase commitment from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a contract valued at more than $70 million.
Sales Chief claims that R&A fell behind on payment for products, and attorneys for the manufacturer have cited Redman’ past business failures in subsequent filings, claims Redman’s attorney disputes.
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