The company that runs the men’s senior tennis tour is suing the Palisades development over more than $350,000 in unpaid sponsorship fees, the Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.
The suit, filed Monday locally in federal court, says Rhein Palisades failed to pay any of the $347,288 owed InsideOut Champions Series for running last month’s tournament at the South Charlotte planned community.
The suit also says Rhein Palisades owes $10,250 in unpaid fees from the 2008 tournament.
Mike Boston, director of operations for the Tim Wilkison Complex at the Palisades, said via email Tuesday night he was unaware a lawsuit had been filed.
InsideOut has run a tournament at the Palisades each September since 2006 and is contracted through 2011. The eight-man fields have included Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and tour co-founder Jim Courier.
Click here to read the suit.
- Doug Miller