A Boy Scouts of America group that serves Michigan's Lower Peninsula is being sued for not paying a hefty food bill.
The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, March 6 against Michigan Crossroads Council claims the Lansing-based scouting organization owes a food service provider approximately $90,000.
CORD Inc. says it entered into a contract with Michigan Crossroads Council and the Boy Scouts of America to provide food services to summer camps, including the Gerber Scout Reservation in Muskegon County and Rota-Kiewan Scout Reservation in Kalamazoo County.
Under the contract, CORD furnished, stored and prepared food from scratch, according to the lawsuit. The company fronted operating costs, including paper and cleaning supplies.
In turn, Michigan Crossroads Council agreed to pay CORD for its food services, the lawsuit says.
The company says Michigan Crossroads Council owes approximately $90,000 for food services and an additional $45,000 for costs CORD incurred, as well anticipated loss of sales and/or profits "as a result of MCC's breach of agreement.''
“CORD has demanded payment from MCC on numerous occasions, to no avail,’’ the lawsuit states. “The tremendous disparity between the enrichment realized by MCC to the detriment of CORD constitutes unjust enrichment.’’
The Michigan Crossroads Council was formed in 2012 by the merger of nine councils, including one named for President Gerald R. Ford. The group oversees Boy Scout properties and programs in the Lower Peninsula.
A message was left with Michigan Crossroads Council on Tuesday seeking comment.
The MCC, in cooperation with thousands of volunteers, last year served more than 67,000 youth between the ages of six and 20.
The federal lawsuit filed in Grand Rapids has been assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Maloney.
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