GREENSBORO, N.C., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Prominent trial attorney Willie Gary along with his legal team James Leonard Brown of Los Angeles, California and Michael Jones of Durham, North Carolina announced the filing of a multi-million dollar discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit on behalf of Michael and Ramona Woods and Black Network Television against the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Guilford County (case #6767).
The lawsuit details the irreparable damage and harm that the City of Greensboro’s bad business dealings caused Michael and Ramona Woods and Black Network Television. The Woods are suing the City of Greensboro for discrimination and losses related to an economic development loan from the City that was approved on June 18, 2013, and then reneged on one month later by a City Council vote of 6 to 3. The lawsuit outlines the claim for damages caused by the denial of the promised funds. The loan was slated for network operations, including production of a new national comedy series titled, “Whatcha Cookin’?”
“The City of Greensboro’s discriminatory acts crushed our client’s dream,” said Gary. “Michael and Ramona Woods discussed with various city officials what a successful minority owned Greensboro-based television network would mean to the community in terms of job creation, skills and training and economic development. As a result, the Woods put full trust and confidence in the City’s promise to grant the economic development loan, only to be misled, misguided, deceived and discriminated against,” continued Gary. “It isn’t right and we will not stand for it!”
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants, including the funeral industry. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict inOrange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park.
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SOURCE Black Network Television