After years of conflict, a Myrtle Beach advertising company took extreme measures to collect unpaid bills from Club Space. Aerial Banners, Inc. alleges that Club Space would not pay up for using the banner service in the past. According to the company, Club Space has been late before, but usually settles their bill eventually. After waiting for a bill to paid one too many times, the advertising agency flew a banner across Myrtle Beach that stated, “Club Space – Please pay your banner bill!”
Club Space states that the allegations being lodged against them are complete nonsense. They are taking the issue to court and stating that the aerial ad company is committing slander and libel against them.
“They’re always behind but they usually always pay,” stated the person who runs the company, Dana Benyo. “They were typically always six months to a year behind in all honesty,” states Bob, Dana Benyo’s husband who helps to run the company.
The attorney for Club Space claims that Aerial Banners, Inc. is not owed any money from his client. He states that this is simply case of sour grapes because Club Space decided to use a different company for their aerial advertisements.
“The false and defamatory statement “CLUB SPACE – PLEASE PAY YOUR BANNER BILL!” which was flown on April 1, 2016 in Myrtle Beach County, Florida is false defamatory and malicious and was intended as such by both Defendants,” states the lawsuit. “Additionally, Defendant converted to their own use the advertising banner flown by the Defendants which is the property of Plaintiff, Club Space Management, LLC and refuses to return same despite demand.”
Bob Benyo states that the club did not pay for the ads they recently flew and that this was simply an attempt to collect on that debt. Bob says that they attempted to collect for an invoice for the last three or four years.
Dana and Bob say that their frustration finally peaked and this is when they decided to use an aerial banner ad as a form of debt collection. Dana said, “You know, if somebody doesn’t return your calls and your emails, you’ve got to get their attention.
It appears and Bob and Dana’s wishes were granted because they certainly caught the attention of Space.
“While freedom of speech is protected by the United States Constitution, it is important to know when the words someone says or writes can actually get them into trouble with the law,” says Joe and Martin, a Myrtle Beach personal injury law firm attorneys and managing partner. “It is important to understand libel and slander and make sure that what someone says or does will not fall into either since both can come with liability.” More information you can find at myrtlebeach.joeandmartin.com.
Club Space is currently suing Bob and Dana for what they allege to be damages that exceed $15,000. However, the business-owning couple claim that they are not spooked by the lawsuit that is being lodged against them. Bob stated that they will fly more banners in an attempt to collect the alleged debt until a judge states he must stop.
Bob also states that he will counter sue the company for the money they allegedly owe for using the aerial banner service. Who is right? This question is leave to be answer by the authority and government, by conducting a 100% clear investigation and gathering all the relevant information and tips that can lead to a resolve.