A travel agency is suing Central United FC for breach of contract. Joliegh Enterprises, trading as Trade Winds Travel, instituted the lawsuit against the three-time T&T Pro League champions on November 23, last year.
However, the company was forced to place two newspaper advertisements over two weeks this month, after its lawyers were unsuccessful in their attempts at serving the claim on the club.
On January 4, the company was granted permission to dispense with traditional service in lieu of the newspaper advertisements.
According to the advertisement, which appeared on Monday, the company is seeking damages for breach of contract and consequential damages suffered as a result of the breach.
It is also seeking $86,578 in special damages, which are awarded for financial losses suffered by an affected party, and its legal costs for filing the lawsuit.
The notice gave the club 14 days, from the latest advertisement, to file an appearance in the case and to source copies of the lawsuit from the Supreme Court Registry.
“In default of you filing an appearance, the Court may proceed to make any order it considers appropriate including entering judgment against you,” the notice stated.
It did not reveal the nature of the contract or the alleged breaches claimed by the company.
The T&T Guardian attempted to contact the company’s lawyers for additional information but they declined as they stated that they did not wish to comment as the lawsuit is still before the court.
Established by former national footballer Brent Sancho in 2012, the Sharks are currently coached by former national striker Stern John and won the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Club Championship in 2015 and 2016.