With evictions expected soon, landlord wants the remainder of the lease term paid in full now
An attorney representing the landlord of Monrovia Clubs Breweries(defendant), the leading producer of club beer in the country has filed an Action of Debt suit for unpaid rent totaling US$9,900 threatening its operations with eviction.
The lawsuit and warning, following the company's willingly abused of it legal obligation to settle its rental agreement with one of the co-administrators of the intestate estate of the late Jeda Tor, according to Counselor Jallah Barbu's suit before the Debt Court,at the Temple of Justice.
The late Tor and the company in 1957 entered into the lease agreement for its property that is situated at Bushrod Island, in the Tweh Farm Community for a period of 64 years which has expired since May 22 of this year, of which the co-administrator, Matt Waye (plaintiff) is finding it difficult to have the Club Beer management pay the rent as of May 22 up to and including the publication of the story totaling US$9,900.
Initially, before Tor death in 1961, he executed a will naming and apportioned the properties he owned to several of his family members.
It was against the Club Beer management's continued refusal that the lawsuit was filed, but since the suit was filed the company management team has also failed to appear before the court, which action led to the arrest of its Human Resource Manager, Stephen G. Scott, for contempt of court.
According to the court document, Monrovia Breweries was duly informed and has been dealing with the plaintiff, regarding its occupancy of the properties where it is undertaking its beverage/brewing and other activities as part of the engagement with the administrator.
The suit alleges that in the performance of their duties, the plaintiff notified the company that payment of the lease rental of US$9,900 as provided in the agreement was falling due and that he (Waye) expects the company to pay the rent not later than May 22, 2021.
The court records further alleged that the defendant continues to exhibit an unjustified unwillingness that is “purely diabolical and devilish of Beer Factory to deprive the plaintiff of its just benefits, apparently because of the company’s status and financial position in the country’s economy.”
This is why, Waye’s suit claimed that the factory had repeatedly ignored and disregarded the request for the family representative to meet and have the lease rental paid to them.
Therefore, the suit alleged, "the company’s willful abuse in the matter subject under the law and an action of debt is the proper redress."
To implement the court action, Waye’s suit claimed that the plaintiff posted the appropriate amount of bond in the sum of US$15,000 to holistically indemnify the company against any losses it may incur or damages.
“The court should hold the company liable for debt it owes Waye and the family in the amount of US$9,900 and to compel them to pay following factual and legal reasons” the lawsuit added.