Angels Baseball Team Sues Stadium Suite Sponsor, Elegant Openings, Inc.

Do you want to know why the price of a 12-ounce beer at Angel Stadium just increased to $17.95 and peanuts are now 80 cents per shell?

Blame Elegant Openings, Inc., a  popular Fountain Valley window and door installation business.

Of course, I kid.

But Anaheim's professional baseball team is suing Elegant Openings and Michael Sorochman, its owner, for allegedly violating a 2008 contract and stiffing the organization $234,132.

to a lawsuit filed this week in Orange County Superior Court, the two
parties agreed in 2008 that Elegant Openings would have stadium Club Level Suite
access until the final game of the 2013 season in exchange for

The team's lawyer claims they complied with the
agreement, but that the business breached the contract by stopping
payment at $251,000.

That lawyer also claims that Sorochman has not responded to a May letter demanding payment, according to the court file.

Sorochman has not yet filed a legal response, but the case has been assigned to Superior Court Judge Robert Moss.

Absent payment, the team is demanding a jury trial.

–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.

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