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Port authority accuses airline of breach of contract

Posted by William J. Cook | Jun 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When companies in Florida and elsewhere enter a business relationship with another party, an agreement stating the terms of service is often required. If one party fails to uphold the terms of a business contract, the other might have legal recourse for any damages sustained. A port authority in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against an airline in relation to an alleged breach of contract.

The port authority was apparently seeking to provide passenger flights from one specific location to another, and thus entered into business with the airline in question. According to reports, this service only lasted a few weeks before coming to a halt. The port authority claims that it paid the airline to provide daily flights and has accused it of failing to meet the terms of their agreement as well as misrepresentation.

The airline asserts that its intentions were made clear from the start, and that the carrier had no interline agreements in place. It also says that the port authority was aware that it was actively pursuing additional avenues of connectivity with other airlines. The port authority is seeking $361,714 in damages.

When one party in a business relationship feels that a breach of contract has occurred, it will often seek to hold the other party accountable accordingly. However, business contracts can be complex, and seeking assistance in navigating the process is often advisable. An experienced attorney can evaluate the situation and if a breach has occurred, assist a client in Florida in pursuing compensation for financial losses through a claim against the party deemed culpable.

Source:, “ADI denies being misleading“, Virginia Shank, June 13, 2017

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