Leading futsal club's $2.2 mln suit against bank postponed until February
MOSCOW, January 23 - RAPSI. The court will hear on February 13 the Dina futsal club's lawsuit against a bank for $2.2 million, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
Dina seeks to recover debt stemming from a sponsorship contract with Rossiysky Capital bank and bonuses for 2008-2009. Dina said it decorated its banners and T-shirts with the bank's logo according to contract.
The bank said at a previous hearing that both the contract and its supplements were forged and requested to withdraw the documents from the case file.
Dina is a top Russian futsal club. The club has won the Russian title eight times from 1992 to 2000. Dina was one of the strongest clubs in the world during this period, winning the European Club Championship in 1995, 1997 and 1999, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1997.
Rossiysky Capital was founded in 1993. The bank faced severe financial troubles in 2008 due to the global economic crisis. The bank was bailed out by Alexander Lebedev's National Reserve Corporation. An 8 billion ruble bailout package was allocated by the Central Bank. The bank's major shareholder is the Deposit Insurance Agency, which holds a 99.99-percent stake.