A North Carolina business wants $2 million from a private jet company on accusations that a form left blank before takeoff culminated in the seizure and destruction of more than a ton of hemp grown in Southern Oregon.
We CBD, LLC, registered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and related We C Manage, LLC, registered in Portland, filed a negligence lawsuit earlier this week against Planet Nine Private Air for an alleged clerical error that culminated with U.S. Customs seizing and destroying more than 3,200 pounds of Rogue Valley-grown hemp destined for Zurich, Switzerland.
The lawsuit filed Monday in the Western North Carolina District of U.S. District Court claims that Planet Nine Private Air “did not file the necessary and appropriate documents, which ultimately led to the seizure and destruction of plaintiff’s merchandise by the U.S. government.”
The private jet departed the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport with 3,200 pounds of “legal hemp” packaged in 44-pound duffel bags Nov. 8. The plane stopped for fuel in North Carolina later that day.
The lawsuit filed by Charlotte lawyer William Terpening claims that the general baggage and cargo declaration form submitted to the federal government was left entirely blank.