Cycle Country parent company settles lawsuit against Kolpin

Minnesota-based ATC Venture Group Inc. announced that the company has settled its lawsuit against Kolpin Outdoors, Inc. of Fox Lake, Wis., and its owners, FCF Partners LP of Milwaukee, the purchaser of ATC Venture Group’s Cycle Country Accessories product line.

ATC filed suit in U.S. District Court to enforce its agreement with Kolpin Outdoors and FCF Partners after Kolpin failed to make payments to ATC under the Asset Purchase Agreement between ATC and Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., and FCF Partners refused to pay on its limited guaranty of those payments.

On Sept. 13, ATC, Kolpin Outdoors and FCF Partners reached a settlement agreement, in principle, which provided for a substantial payment to ATC as part of the settlement and the restructuring of the deferred purchase price to terms ATC believes provide a more favorable royalty and payment structure than previously provided in the Purchase Agreement. Further, as part of the settlement, FCF Partners agreed to fully guarantee Kolpin’s performance and payment of all amounts owed to ATC under the settlement agreement.

Effective Oct. 26, Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan of the United States District Court for the State of Minnesota resolved certain disagreements between the parties concerning a written settlement agreement and ordered that the settlement that the parties had agreed to in Court on Sept. 13 is binding and fully enforceable as provided in the written settlement agreement attached to the Court’s order.

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