MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA – MONDAY OCT 17, 2016 – press release
Del Rey City Soccer Club (DRCSC) announced today that club owner, Brian Perez, was awarded $52,000 in a breach of contract lawsuit against San Diego Flash parent company, SDSP Soccer Marketing (SDSP), in Los Angeles Superior Court. The judgment in favor of Mr. Perez was handed down on February 29th of this year; It is unknown why the club waited so long to release the news.
According to the club, the lawsuit sought, in part, the collection of money owed, but never paid, to Mr. Perez for completed software development contract work, for salary as Chief Technology Officer of SDSP, and for his percentage of ownership of SDSP for which he was the second largest shareholder. All In Blind INC and Warren Barton were also named as defendants alongside SDSP. The case was filed January 9, 2015 and was handled by Selman Breitman LLP with Craig R. Breitman, one of the firm’s named partners, as Mr. Perez’ attorney.
DRCSC noted, first, that Mr. Perez’ lawsuit did NOT seek the $100,000 in punitive damages that California Law allows in these cases and, second, that Mr. Perez does not expect to recover any of the $52,000 he was awarded.
The San Diego Flash announced in December of 2015 that the team was pulling out of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and have since ceased operations (http://www.soccernation.com/san-diego-will-be-a-lot-less-flashy-in-2016/). It is unknown if Mr. Perez’ law suit played a factor in the club’s demise.
Mr. Perez had no comment on the case.