Just two weeks before baseball legend Derek Jeter bought the Miami Marlins, the Jeffrey Loria company that owned the team sued a private jet service that was supposed to fly the team to games in style.
The problem, according to court papers filed with a Miami-Dade County circuit court in late September, is that New Hampshire-based Private Jet Services provided crappy flights with crappy service.
“PJS failed to provide the Marlins with an aircraft having certain high-quality standards,” the complaint reads.
Loria’s Miami Marlins LP also claims PJS showed up with low-quality replacement planes when the main jet broke down.
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At one point at the end of the 2015 season, the paperwork shows, the plane didn’t show up and left the players scrambling to get to a game on time.
The team signed a $13 million plus contract in 2015 to have PJS fly to away games during MLB seasons in 2015 through 2018.
PJS was supposed to supply an MIA-based Boeing 757 with 80 first-class seats and an on-board concierge as well as four flight attendants.
According to the contract filed in the court file, the Marlins also expected on-board catering with china, linens, silver utensils and an open “premium” bar.
But PJS stopped transporting the Marlins after the ill-fated flight that didn't make it and gave up on the contract all together, according to court records.
Still, it kept all of the $3 million the Marlins paid for the 2015 season.
Loria’s company claims breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
A PJS spokesman didn’t return calls for comment.