The former chairman of the MassGOP all of a sudden finds himself in the course of two lawsuits, alleging in a single the get together he used to guide did not pay him hundreds in owed wage, and accused in one other of stiffing the United Parcel Services firm for much more.
“The defendants have refused to honor the Contract through their failure to pay UPS for the total amount of the shipping services provided,” attorneys for the supply firm wrote in a February courtroom submitting alleging a enterprise owned by former MassGOP Chairman Jim Lyons and his spouse owes them over $70,000.
According to the courtroom submitting, Dandi-Lyons Franchise Corporation, a flower retailer and dairy stand in Tewksbury, organized to pay UPS for transport “numerous items between the dates of November 1, 2020 through July 3, 2021.”
Lawyers for the transport big allege an audit of things shipped by them for Lyons’ firm “were inaccurately described by the defendant with respect to the items’ weight as well as their dimensional weight. The result of the audit was additional shipping charges due to United Parcel Services, Inc.”
The former MassGOP chairman didn’t return a request for touch upon the lawsuit.
Lyons misplaced his bid for re-election in January, departing from his management position and leaving a celebration with much less energy in state authorities than it had when he discovered it. Under his management, conservatives have been left in command of simply three state senate seats, no statewide officers, and with out the nook workplace.
He additionally, in keeping with the get together’s new management, left the MassGOP with upwards of $600,000 in unpaid payments.
One of these unpaid payments, in keeping with a March 15 courtroom submitting, is Lyons’ personal final paycheck.
According to a lawsuit filed in opposition to the MassGOP by Lyons, the previous chairman was due $27,301 in again pay the day he misplaced his election to now Chairwoman Amy Carnevale. The get together owed him a further $4,062 for his last weeks’ price of labor, the previous chairman advised the courtroom in filings.
“The (MassGOP) was obligated to make full payment to (Lyons) of the pay owed to him, $31,363.00 as of the day of the termination of his employment,” Lyons wrote.
He advised the brand new chairwoman as a lot, the submitting alleges, however she didn’t pay. Now Lyons desires “treble” damages, or $94,089, as is allowed beneath state legislation. Carnevale didn’t return a request for touch upon both lawsuit.
Howie Carr contributed.