Lawsuit: Persian broadcasting company from N.Y. did not pay for satellite transmissions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A local satellite communications company seeks to recover more than $78,000 in outstanding costs from a New York-based broadcaster, who allegedly did not pay it for services rendered.

Mobile Satellite Communications (doing business as “Pittsburgh International Telecommunications, Inc.”) of New Kensington filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 14 versus Tapesh Network Persian Broadcasting Company (doing business as “Tapesh”) and Nazie Alvarand, both of Jamaica, Queens, New York.

On May 1, 2012, plaintiff MSC and defendant Tapesh entered into an agreement where the plaintiff would provide Tapesh with satellite transmission service, which it did, the suit says. 

In exchange, Tapesh was to pay MSC $10,000 per month, beginning on or before May 1, 2012, for the satellite transmission services in question, the suit says.

MSC avers as of May 1, 2016, an unpaid balance of $48,550 remains due and owing to it, due to the Tapesh’s failure to pay for the aforementioned services. Per the agreement, an interest rate of 18 percent month applied to the contract, translating to $13,288.07 spanning May 31, 2016 through Dec. 7, 2017. Furthermore, the defendant is liable for reasonable collection costs of $16,183.33, the suit says.

This totals to outstanding costs of $78,021.40, plus accruing interest and costs – amounts the plaintiff has tried to recoup from the defendants and has not been successful in doing so, the suit says.

For counts of breach of contract, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, of $78,021.40, plus continuing interest on the principal balance at the rate of 18 percent per year, and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Raymond P. Wendolowski Jr. of Bernstein-Burkley, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-017077

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