The jury believed that owner Jerry Forstner inflated the value of his poisoned alpacas.
In 2003, Magical Farms owner Jerry Forstner sued Purina Mills after the company delivered a contaminated shipment of feed to his alpaca farm, killing off over 100 of his 1,600 alpacas and permanently damaging the health of hundreds more.
Forstner, whose Litchfield farm is one of the biggest in North America, claims that Purina Mills owed him over $12 million in damages. He says that was just enough money to cover what he paid for all his dead and damaged animals – not lost profits or potential offspring.
But a federal jury didn’t agree…