The Sevananda Natural Foods Market, located in Little Five Points, has filed suit against several of its members, alleging they violated the food cooperative’s bylaws and attempted to improperly influence its governing board.
The lawsuit was filed July 24 in DeKalb County Superior Court on behalf of Sevananda Cooperative Inc., which is governed by a nine-member board of directors.
The lawsuit asks the court to intervene on the cooperatives behalf and accuses nominating committee member Brian Sherman along with nominating committee members Felton Eaddy and Abdullah Muqtsaid of being a “vocal minority of members who have sought to improperly shape the policies and governance of Sevananda by violating bylaws.”
According to the lawsuit, the nominating committee originally contained eight members but five of them resigned for various reasons, including “harassment and disrespect” by other members of the nominating committee.
The suit asks for injunctive relief and