Manny Pacquiao: Boxing Legend's Foundation Hit with Strange Lawsuit

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IApril 3, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22:  Boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks as Nike introduces new basketball and training technology at Basketball City, Pier 36 on February 22, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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The Manny Pacquiao Foundation is reportedly facing a lawsuit that stems from confusion over what is "relief goods."

TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit and reported some of the details. The foundation is being sued by a logistics company that they hired in 2009 to deliver containers of used clothes to the Philippines. 

The intention was that the clothing would be considered "relief goods." They were not. TMZ reported that the lawsuit claimed:

The containers were inspected by the Philippines authorities and found to have contained used clothing rather than relief goods and have held such containers as a violation of Philippines law.

So apparently the clothes have sat idle while in custody and the bill for this incident allegedly remains unpaid.

TMZ goes onto report that the company claims "using the incident as an excuse to dodge the $35,805.36 bill ...even though it clearly believes it was the Foundation's responsibility to correctly label the goods." 

They are seeking the full payment of the bill plus interest. So while the suit may stem from a rather unique source, it is rooted in the same reason almost every suit is: money. 

There was no mention of a court date in the report. 


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