Dan Harkins Mar. 11, 2015, 3:11pm


A Virgin Islands company is suing Carnegie Mellon University, alleging failure to pay for services used to establish a university program in the Russian province of Tartarstan.

Pacifilanza filed a lawsuit, Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania against Carnegie Mellon University and iCarnegie, its international incubator.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is entitled to 5 percent of revenue generated by the creation of an Innopolis University Project in the city of Kazan.

Pacifilanza demands a jury trial and damages in excess of $75,000, as well as interest, court fees and attorney costs. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Manning J. O'Connor of Burns White in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania case number: 15-cv-00278-DSC.

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