Race management company sues Friends of the Riverfront for $11K after Pittsburgh Triathlon dispute

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Subsequent to occasions of non-payment, a Delaware-based multi-sport event management company has filed legal action to enforce a settlement with a non-profit trail creation and management organization.

Piranha Sports, LLC of Kirkwood, Del. filed a settlement enforcement petition in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on May 15 versus Friends Of The Riverfront, Inc. (FOR), of Pittsburgh.

On Aug. 1, 2014, the parties entered into a Race Management Agreement, in which Piranha was to be paid in exchange for providing race management, marketing and promotional services and other deliverables in support of the Pittsburgh Triathlon.

After that event, the litigation states FOR failed to pay Piranha Sports in full for all services provided, pursuant to the Race Management Agreement. This led Piranha Sports to file a claim with the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 24, 2016. Before a hearing could take place, both parties entered into a settlement agreement on March 15 of this year.

The agreement stated FOR would pay Piranha Sports $16,500.00, with $5,500.00 due on or before the following dates in 2017: March 15, July 1 and Aug. 1. While FOR successfully made the initial payment in March, it confirmed in early May that it would not provide the remaining payments in a timely manner.

Piranha Sports believes this confirmation is “a clear and unequivocal violation” of the settlement agreement, and pursued obtaining the $11,000 outstanding through an enforcement petition, as it was provided the right to do under the settlement agreement.

In seeking to enforce the settlement agreement, the plaintiff is seeking the Court to sign the order and grant a judgment in favor of petitioner in the amount of $11,000.00, plus court costs and reasonable counsel fees in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by C. Christopher Hasson in Bridgeville.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-7382

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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