Cavici & Co has filed a lawsuit against S.A.G. Imports. These company names might not be as familiar to cigar enthusiasts, but the brands under these companies are. Cavici has a licensing agreement with Regius Cigars while S.A.G. Imports is the distribution arm to Quesada Cigars. From January 2012 through April 2017, S.A.G. handled the U.S. distribution for Regius Cigars. The lawsuit alleges that Quesada Cigars has failed to make payment on six invoices and has an outstanding balance of $48,304.66. The lawsuit was filed February 12th in U.S. District Court run Dallas, Texas.
The lawsuit requests restitution of the unpaid balance as well as additional court costs.
In a statement, Daniel Brancato Assistant Regional Manager of Cavici & Co commented, “Cavici has had a long business relationship with S.A.G. Imports and respects the contributions that the company and Mr. Quesada have made to the cigar industry. However, a dispute has arisen between Cavici and S.A.G. Imports that has necessitated court intervention.”
Brancato continued, “We do not take the initiation of a lawsuit lightly and remain hopeful that the matter can be concluded in an expeditious manner. We have been advised by counsel not to comment on the specifics of ongoing litigation and will heed this advice.”
“A dispute between my client, Cavici, and S.A.G. Imports has necessitated the filing of a lawsuit. Cavici understands the serious nature of litigation but feels this is the best avenue to protect its rights,” added Christian Frederickson, the attorney representing Cavici & Co.”
At press time, S.A.G. Imports has not made a public statement on the lawsuit.