World Series of Beach Volleyball alleges Otter Pop maker backed out of agreement without notice

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An El Segundo organizer of a beach volleyball event alleges a sponsor terminated an agreement without notice.

World Series of Beach Volleyball LLC filed a complaint on June 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Jel Sert Co. alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, in December 2016, parties entered into a three-year sponsorship agreement in which defendant agreed to pay WSOBV an annual sponsorship fee in order to be associated with and promote its Otter Pop frozen, flavored ice bars at the annual World Series of Beach Volleyball event. 

However, the plaintiff alleges without notice, Jel Sert failed and/or refused to make the first payment and wants to terminate the sponsorship agreement because the 2018 event was scheduled to occur in Huntington Beach in the month of August rather than in Long Beach at the end of July. 

The plaintiff holds The Jel Sert Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and/or refused to make payment when due and made an improper attempt to terminate the agreement when there is no valid basis for termination.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for compensatory damages, attorneys' fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Aaron M. McKown of Navarro McKown in Newport Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-05628-R-KS

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