Court to hear airline's $781k lawsuit against football club
MOSCOW, October 6 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. A court postponed until October 12 its hearing of a $781,300 lawsuit filed by Dagestan Airlines against football club Anzhi Makhachkala, the court told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
The airline seeks to recover the debt for charter flights.
Founded in 1991, the Anzhi football club performs in the Russian Premier League. Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov owns the club.
Dagestan Airlines claims 17.6 million rubles ($553,220) in principal debt for the charter transfer contract as of March 26, 2009. The airline also seeks to recover 1.76 million rubles ($55,322) for increasing coefficient and 6.07 million rubles ($190,800) in penalties.
The court did not specify the reason behind the postponement.
According to the court, during the preliminary hearing the parties said they might reach an amicable agreement.
RIA Novosti has yet to obtain comments from the parties.