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Branding for Da Vinci Beverages is seen in Rent One Park in June 2016.


BENTON — Da Vinci Beverages is being sued by Marion-based marketing firm James Arthur and Company for several counts of breach of contract.

The complaint, filed in Franklin County Court in December, asks that the court require Da Vinci, a member of the Morthland family of businesses, to pay between $10,000 and $50,000.

The complaint alleges that Da Vinci entered into a contract with JAC in January 2017 for social media marketing and other branding services. They also entered into a broker agreement with the beverage company in July 2016, in which they were required to pay a percentage of gross sales to the marketing firm.

The complaint alleges that Da Vinci neither paid for the marketing services nor made payments as part of the broker contract.

Attorney Aaron Hopkins said Monday that he plans to enter an appearance on behalf of Da Vinci at a future date.

A status hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 26 during a hearing held Monday.

Da Vinci is also named as part of replevin action by Peoples National Bank against the beverage company as well as Morthland College Health Services, Morthland Business Enterprises LLC and individuals Emily Hayes and Tim Morthland.

The complaint filed Dec. 12 alleges that the defendants defaulted on a line of credit — one of the multiple counts in the complaint was for a total of about $165,000. The bank seeks foreclose on collateral associated with the loans.

West Frankfort paid 4 loan payments this year through TIF agreement with Morthland College


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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Franklin and Williamson counties.

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