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Warehouse operator to pay Hormel for flood damage in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A jury says a warehouse operator needs to pay Hormel Foods for failing to protect its products from flood waters in 2008.

Crystal Distribution Services has a warehouse in Waterloo.

Water from the floods got into the basement, and caused the refrigeration system to fail.

A jury agreed with the lawsuit filed by Hormel - saying the warehouse breached contract by failing to keep facilities clean, failing to store products at specified temperatures, and failing to pay hormel for the losses.

Crystal is ordered to pay hormel $4,000,000.

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