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Advertising firm sues Monroe County over terminated airport contract

Advertising firm sues Monroe County over terminated airport contract

May 13, 2019 06:26 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- An advertising firm is suing Monroe County and the Airport Authority for terminating its contract at the airport for advertising.

The county cut ties with Normal Communications back in March, claiming they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills.

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In its notice of claim, Normal Communications says it had exclusive rights to operate advertisements at the Greater Rochester International Airport and accuses the Airport Authority and the county of breach of contract, wrongful payment demands, and making false, defamatory comments.

On Monday, a county spokesperson responded saying, "In February, the Monroe County Airport Authority terminated its contract with Normal Communications for non-compliance and authorized legal action to be taken against the firm. Today, the Authority commenced that action to seek $564,000 in back payments, plus additional interest, costs and fees. Monroe County is a party to this lawsuit because it owns the Greater Rochester International Airport. Due to the fact this matter is subject to ongoing litigation, there will be no further comment." 

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