Monday, May 23, 2016
Joplin Blasters ownership files counterclaim against Sodexo
In documents filed today in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Blasters ownership claimed Sodexo was guilty of breach of contract and asked for unspecified damages.
Sodexo filed its breach of contract lawsuit against the Blasters May 2, asking that the baseball team be required to pay $187,124.25 in damages, plus attorney fees and costs.
According to the petition, the Blasters sent a letter to Sodexo January 25, saying the baseball team had failed to meet its revenue projections during its first year and "had to make deep cuts in its operating budget, including cuts in the concession management services."
On February 19, Sodexo responded, demanding payment of the unamortized amount of the $200,000 the company had put into the Blasters, as well as return of signage and remaining inventory.