MONROVIA-Beer Factory Incorporated has admitted to owing US$9,900 for rent for the place it currently occupies.
According to the company, it is not refusing to meet up with its obligations to the property owner, but needs clarity on the said amount under question.
The factory legal team holds that they have been paying over the years and that the only contention is with the letter of administration on grounds that they want to ensure that the rental fees get into the rightful owner.
In that regard, the company prayed the court to dismiss the case levied against them by Natt Waye since it has not denied or failed to make good her obligations.
This motion of Beer Factory Incorporated was dismissed by the debts Court on grounds that the right thing to do was to pay the money in question.
It can be recalled that Beer Factory Human Resources Manager, Stephen Scott was arrested by sheriffs of the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia for nine Thousand, nine hundred United States dollars and brought before it to answer to said criminal case.
Judge James E. Jones order was predicated upon a complaint filed by Natt Waye accusing her boss of refusing to pay him US$9,900 dollars as co-administrator of the intestate estate Natt Waye.
According to a ten count complaint before the Debt Court, the estate of the late Jeda Tor, was the owner of the real property situated at Bushrod Island, Tweh Farm Community which Beer Factory leased in 1957 for a period of 64 years.
Prior to Jeda Tor demise in 1961, he executed a will naming and apportioning properties he owned to several family members.
The court document narrated that Monrovia Breweries Inc. (defendant) was duly informed and has been dealing with him regarding its occupancy of the properties where it is undertaking its beverage/brewing and other activities as part of the engagement with the administrator.
According to Waye, in the performance of their duties, he notified the company that payment of the lease rental of US$9.900.00 as provided in the agreement was falling due and that he (Waye) expected the company to pay the rent not later than May 22, 2021.
He furthered that considering the unjustified unwillingness and the purely diabolical and devilish determination of Beer Factory to deprive him of just money apparently because of their position in the country’s economy; adding that the factory had repeatedly ignored and disregarded the request for the family representative to meet and have the lease rental paid to them.
He explained that the company’s willful abuse in the matter subjects under the law and an action of debt is the proper redress.
“I have posted the appropriate amount of bond US$15,000.00 to holistically indemnity the company against any losses it may incur or damages” Waye said.
The lawyer representing Waye, Cllr. Jallah A. Barbu prayed the court to see the dilemma of Club Beer and the intransigence to act within the scope of the law without compulsion.
Cllr. Barbu also prayed the court to hold the company liable for debt it owes Waye and the family in the amount of US$9.900.00 and to compel them to pay following factual and legal reasons.