Caterer claims non-profit owes nearly $100K for conference meals

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 2, 2015

An area Indian-Pakistani restaurant and catering company are suing a local not-for-profit organization they assert owes nearly $100,000 for the food services they provided at the group's annual conference last summer.

Usmania Fine Dining Inc. and Cuisine of India Inc. filed suit Feb. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Knanaya Catholic Society, seeking an award of $96,000, as well as interest, attorneys fees and costs.

According to the complaint, the defendant on July 1, 2014 asked the plaintiffs to provide food and refreshment services at its annual conference from about July 3 to July 6, 2014.

An invoice attached to the suit as an exhibit shows the plaintiffs provided the defendant with 900 breakfasts and 1,200 lunches for each of the three days and 1200 dinners for four days, charging $6 or $7 per unit.

The plaintiffs claim they billed the defendant on Aug. 11 for $96,000 minus a prepayment of $36,000, but that the defendant has failed to pay.

They are seeking the amount they assert is owed, plus interest, attorneys fees and costs and are represented by Louis M. Bruno of O'Keefe, Lewis & Bruno P.C. in Skokie.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2015L001667

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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