Suit Seeks $250M From Seminole Tribe Over Contract

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- An advertising and promotions company has filed a lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages against the Seminole Tribe of Florida in a contract dispute.

Mobile Mike Media Group claims in the lawsuit that the tribe contracted with it in 2011 to handle advertising, promotion and events. But Mobile Mike attorney Gary Phillips claims the Seminoles reneged on the deal and instead directed the business to a tribal member.

The lawsuit filed this week claims the tribal member was wrongly awarded the business after her brother was elected to the Seminole Tribe's board. The lawsuit also says Mobile Mike invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Seminole business.

Seminole spokesman Gary Bitner says the tribe is often targeted by frivolous lawsuits not supported by facts.

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