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City and Hornblower Colluding to Control New York Charter Industry Market, According to Claim

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New York Civil Rights Lawyer Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges in a notice of claim that the New York City Economic Development Corporation in collusion with Hornblower Yacht, Inc., are using their market power to drive his businesses out of the lucrative New York Charter Industry 

NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 – Today, after several months of turmoil, Mr. Dwayne Braithwaite filed a Notice of Claim to Sue the City of New York for $15 million dollars.

Braithwaite is the owner of New York Princess 2, LLC Vessel: Nautical Empress and De-Evoni Fraicheur Cruises, LLC Vessel: Capt. JP2

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation whose stated mission is to promote economic growth in New York City, especially through real estate development. It is the City’s official economic development corporation.

According to the claim, the New York City Economic Development Corporation controls market participation of the New York Yacht Charter Industry through its regulation of berthing locations around New York navigable waterways.

On May 8, 2018, New York Princess 2, LLC Vessel: Nautical Empress and De-Evoni Fraicheur Cruises, LLC Vessel: Capt. JP2 entered into contract for berthing locations with BillyBey Marina Services, LLC, at the Atlantic Basin and Brooklyn Army Terminal, according to the claim.

Braithwaite claims that he operates the aforementioned vessels with its target market focused upon clients, patrons and other stakeholders of the West Indian, Yamenese communities.

Braithwaite claims that shortly thereafter, Hornblower Yacht, Inc., approached him with a business proposition.

Braithwaite claims that the business proposition with Hornblower Yacht, Inc., was short-lived.

Shortly thereafter, Braithwaite claims that he started receiving selective enforcement activities from various government agencies including the United States Coast Guard, the New York State Liquor Authority and the NYPD Harbor Unit and 72nd Precinct.

According to the claim, Braithwaite alleges that the New York City Economic Development Corporation in collusion with Hornblower Yacht, Inc., are using their market power to drive his businesses out of the lucrative New York Charter Industry market.

On July 18, 2018, Braithwaite claims the New York City Economic Development Corporation using its market power, directed BillyBey Marina Services, LLC, to terminate their contracts for berthing locations at the Atlantic Basin and Brooklyn Army Terminal.

On August 13, 2018, Braithwaite claims that BillyBey Marina Services, LLC, served notice to terminate their contracts for berthing locations at the Atlantic Basin and Brooklyn Army Terminal effectively driving his businesses out of the New York Charter Industry market.

“Today, Mr. Braithwaite filed a Notice of Claim to sue after several months of turmoil regarding his civil right to fairly compete in the New York Charter Industry market. With the filing of this claim, Mr. Braithwaite intends to hold the New York Economic Development Corporation, Hornblower Yacht, Inc., and related parties colluding to foreclose the market to him accountable for their illegal conduct,” said lawyer Eric Sanders.

Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., filed the Notice of Claim with the New York City Comptroller’s Office on September 24, 2018.

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