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Hamblen County BOE sued over alleged artificial turf non-payment

June 26th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Morristown Citizen Tribune is reporting that the Hamblen County Board of Education is being sued for nonpayment for rock removal so the  artificial turf at Burke-Toney Stadium could be installed.

The suit filed by Nicholas R. Overbay alleges the board is guilty of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, promissory estoppel and promissory fraud.  Overbay contends the board owes him $174,790.68 plus interest.

Under the promissory fraud allegation, the suit claims that the Board of Education, or its agents, told Overbay to remove rock and repair a cave and sinkhole even though it "had no intention of paying" him for the work.

"Morever, upon information and belief, the failure of the BOE to pay for the rock removal as well as cave and sinkhole repair was willful and intentional, and warrants an award of punitive damages under Tennessee law," the suit states.

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