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Gay Games Lawsuit Settles for $475,000

Gay Games Lawsuit Settles for $475,000


The city of Cleveland will have to pay an estimated $475,000 to the original organizers of the upcoming Gay Games after that group was dropped for another organization last year.

After it worked to lobby the Federation of Gay Games to bring the event to Cleveland in 2014, the Cleveland Synergy Corp. was relieved of its duties after concerns arose about its ability to manage the games. The Cleveland Special Events Corp. was then appointed manager in its place.

Synergy sued the city, the mayor's representative Valerie McCall, and Cleveland Special Events, resulting in the $475,000 settlement, according to WKSU.

Earlier this year, Synergy privately settled with the Federation of Gay Games for an undisclosed amount.

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