Get ready for some legal drama! The Patriot Voice (TPV), a conservative group, is taking Total Systems Services (TSYS) to court for allegedly canceling transaction services for one of their events in Texas. And they’re not holding back – they’re seeking a whopping $18 million in damages!
According to a report by The Texan, TPV had to cancel their 2023 event in Dallas after TSYS allegedly terminated their services. TPV claims that TSYS engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” by abruptly ending their contract.
TPV, headquartered in Southlake, Texas, is known for hosting events featuring prominent conservative speakers like James O’Keefe, Gen. Michael Flynn, Sheriff David Clarke, and actor James Caviezel.
Conservative Events Group Canceled
TPV is not taking this lightly. They are accusing TSYS of fraud, deception, and breach of contract. It all started when TPV scheduled their event for January 2023. After their previous service provider canceled their contract, TSYS agreed to step in and provide transactional services.
However, TPV claims that TSYS rejected their transactions the following month, citing reasons like the transactions being “too large” or “outside our risk parameters.” TPV was then informed that their organization was labeled as an “exclusionary business” by TSYS’s risk department.
John Sabal, the owner of TPV and a Navy veteran, is not happy about this. He provided evidence of an email from TSYS stating that they assess the risk for accounts that no longer meet their criteria. But here’s the catch – TSYS never explained why TPV was considered an “exclusionary business” or why they no longer fit the criteria.
Organizer Cancels Event
With their contract on hold and unable to process event transactions, TPV had no choice but to cancel the Dallas engagement. This decision cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in incurred costs and an estimated $1.5 million in lost profits from that event alone, not to mention potential sponsorship losses.
TPV is not backing down. They argue that TSYS concealed crucial information about the ”risk parameters” associated with their account, causing significant financial harm to their organization.
TPV Attorney Involved in Failed Defamation Suit
In an interesting twist, TPV’s attorney was recently involved in a defamation lawsuit against Texas state Rep. Jeff Leach. The lawsuit was dismissed on Aug. 30, adding another layer of intrigue to this ongoing legal battle.
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