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Stadium operators face lawsuit over construction fees

Denver Broncos fans may have heard of a recent dispute regarding the venue for final game of the NFL post season. During the week of Super Bowl XLVIII, the company that handled the installation of turf for the big game's 2014 stadium has sued UBU Sports, an entity that includes New Meadowlands Stadium Co. LLC and Dalton, Georgia-based Turf Industry Inc., for allegedly not paying the full amount due in the contract. UBU Sports is now face an impending lawsuit regarding the contract disputes.

The owner of the St. Louis turf company alleged that he has only received $125,000 of the $417,000 that he is owed for the work. His company had to go through a bidding process with other similar companies to get the contract. The turf company had previously completed turf work on other professional football stadiums in New Jersey and St. Louis.

The owner of the turf company alleges that his staff competed work in only 11 days, which is about half the time usually allotted for such jobs, but only received the one partial payment early in the process for the expedited work. According to the owner, he let his crew continue the job because of a promise from the chief contractor of UBU Sports that his company would receive payments soon.

Different issues, including nonpayment for services or termination of contract without reason, can lead to a breach of contract lawsuit. To have a chance to receive compensation in the form of damages, the contracted person or company may need to show that the work was completed in a timely manner, to the specifications of the contract. An attorney with experience in business law might be able to help clients to fulfill filing requirements and bring a lawsuit against companies that failed to meet the obligations of contracts.

Source: The University of New Mexico Judicial Education Center, Breach of Contract, 2014.

Source: The Republic, "Company sues Super Bowl stadium operator over unpaid tab for venue's turf", Jim Suhr, January 24, 2014

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