From The Laredo Morning Times
Due to VIDA’s disparaging words against Uni-Trade, the petition says, Farias is liable for pecuniary damages approximating $1.8 million, resulting from Garza’s loss of benefit from naming rights for the Laredo baseball stadium.
The lawsuit states Garza pays $15,000 a month on a 10-year contract for the rights.
“We’re not going to be intimidated by an influence peddler, and all the comments that I and VIDA have made have been truthful and we stand on them,” Farias said.
Although Farias has not reviewed the petition, he said he and his lawyers are prepared to take on Garza and his claims.
“If Garza is saying we tainted his reputation, maybe he ought to sue himself, because he’s the one who tainted it,” he said.