Oklahoma worm company sued in Kentucky court

Friday, April 4th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Frankfort, Kentucky-AP) -- A judge from Nelson County, Kentucky, has granted a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma-based worm company.

Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler sued B&B Worm Farms, saying it violated the Consumer Protection Act by allegedly making false claims about how much people could make growing earthworms.

Chandler says many farmers bought into the business opportunity as a way to diversify their farming operations.

Some farmers invested in contracts with the company. In exchange, the company was to buy all the live worms they could produce.

The lawsuit claims B&B stopped accepting new worms and failed to purchase worms that had already been delivered.

The lawsuit is seeking civil penalties and a court order for B&B to honor the contracts with the Kentucky worm farmers.