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Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Faces UFL Breach of Contract Lawsuit


Posted on Jan 01, 2016

Former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals Dennis Green filed a lawsuit against real estate developer Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, alleging breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Green alleges that Paul Pelosi failed to pay him $1.5 million under their contract.

Green’s complaint asserts the following against Pelosi:

  • Green is owed $1.5 million for his work coaching the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
  • Pelosi owns the league along with his business partner, Bill Hambrecht, who founded the UFL in 2007.
  • Pelosi purchased the Sacramento Lions for $12 million in 2009 and has invested at least $1 million in the UFL since that time.
  • Green has not been paid at the agreed-upon rate since January of 2011.
  • Green entered into the agreement to coach the team after receiving assurances that the league had sufficient funding to be successful.
  • Green also relied on Hambrecht’s assurances that Hambrecht and other UFL investors would cover any of Green’s unpaid expenses, including his salary, in the event that the team did not generate sufficient revenue.
  • Based upon his reliance on the contract, Green purchased a home in Sacramento and moved to the city from San Diego.
  • Pelosi and Hambrecht fraudulently induced Green to move from San Diego to Sacramento to coach the team.
  • Green carried out his responsibilities under the contract.

To learn more about this and other breach of contract matters, contact a New York breach of contract lawyer today at (888) 497-3410 for a consultation.

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