Charter Flight Group, Jordan Brown facing $1.275 million lawsuit

A New Jersey travel agency is suing Jet Genius, Charter Flight Group, and Jordan Brown after allegedly failing to refund monies from a canceled charter flight.

By Doug Gollan, May 12, 2024

Jet Genius Holdings, Charter Flight Group, and its principal, Jordan Brown, are being sued for $1.275 million.

According to the lawsuit, filed last week in the Southern District of Florida, the plaintiff, New Jersey-based Plane Talk Travel, Inc., contracted with the Charter Flight Group, which also goes by CFG, for a charter flight from Tel Aviv to Newark.

The travel agency allegedly paid CFG $630,785 for the one-way flight aboard an Airbus A330, which never took place.

Its filing claims, “Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, having failed to provide the charter flight, CFG was obligated to return the entire charter price to PTT (Plane Talk Travel).”

It further states, “Despite the fact that Mr. Brown, on behalf of CFG, admitted in writing to PTT that CFG was obligated to return the entire charter price to PTT, CFG has refused to do so, instead returning only $205,785.00 of the charter price to PTT, leaving a balance of $425,000 of the charter price that remains due and owing to PTT, exclusive of interest and attorney’s fees.”

What’s next?

Brown tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, “We believe we owe Plane Talk Travel a certain monetary amount and look forward to a quick resolution.”

However, Maurice J. Baumgarten of Torricella Law, who filed the action, says, “We’ve been trying to get Jordan Brown and Charter Flight Group to pay the monies they admit they owe, and they have refused, leaving us no other choice but to proceed with this lawsuit. Now it’s going to cost them a lot more.”

The lawsuit seeks “treble damages in the amount of $1,275,000, pre-and post-judgment interest, expenses, attorney’s fees, court costs, and any and all such further relief as this Court deems just and proper.”

Baumgarten said his client was left scrambling after the cancelation and is out of pocket after having reimbursed its travel agency clients who paid for the flight.

READ: JetGenius May 2024 Lawsuit Filing

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