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Soca star Machel Montano sues telecoms company for TT$2m

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:01 PM
Montano is claiming that in 2013, Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago suspended its sponsorship deal with him without giving a reason, after he was found guilty of assaulting four persons.

 Trinidadian soca star Machel Montano is seeking more than TT$2 million in compensation after claiming that the state-owned telecommunication company wrongfully suspended a sponsorship deal with him.

The case came up for hearing for the first time before High Court Judge, Justice Nadia Kangaloo on yesterday, but was adjourned for a case management conference in June.

Montano is claiming that in 2013, Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago suspended its sponsorship deal with him without giving a reason, after he was found guilty of assaulting four persons outside a Port of Spain nightclub on April 26, 2007, and on the charge of using obscene language.

Montano claims he signed a two-year contract with the company in November 2012 and that until January 2013, he duly performed and complied with his sponsorship rights in accordance with the sponsorship agreement.