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Minnesota-based Hormel sues Waterloo warehouse

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Minnesota food company is suing a Waterloo warehouse claiming it is to blame for damage to millions of dollars worth of meant during last June's flooding.

Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp. says Crystal Distribution Services was negligent and breached its contract when floodwater from the Cedar River leaked into a warehouse basement through a floor drain.

The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids doesn't specify damages but says millions of dollars worth of food were destroyed and Crystal's insurance carrier denied coverage.

Hormel says Crystal officials did nothing to move the food from the warehouse and didn't try to stop water from entering the building before June 11th.

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