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Four Seasons Sues NAACP

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) According to court documents, the Four Seasons is suing the NAACP for an unpaid bill.

The Houston hotel is claiming that the the NAACP did not pay nearly $100,000 owed to them for a rented room.

Court documents indicate that the hotel alleges it is owed for finance charges, banquet charges and additional charges from the NAACP.

The organization was charged for $34,401 for banquet usage, $35,220 for an advance deposit, $39,909.59 for room charges, $4,492 for a rebate, once finance charge of $1,497.19, an additional finance charge of $1,428.31 and a third finance charge for $1,450.77.

On July 24, the NAACP was also charged $60,723 in attrition charges.

The NAACP held its 103rd Annual Convention in July at the Four Seasons.

Before filing the lawsuit, the finance manager for the Four Seasons said that if the NAACP’s bill as not paid in full, legal action would be taken. Additional reports indicate that the NAACP promised payment within ten days of receiving that email, requesting payment. On January 16, 2013, the Four Seasons filed a lawsuit against the NAACP. In addition to the unpaid charges, the Four Seasons is also reportedly seeking payment for legal fees in the case.

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