“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Elite Aviation Files Suit for Unpaid Flights
Charter operator Elite Aviation has filed a breach-of-contract and fraud complaint against broker JetCardPlus and some individuals who set up and operated charters arranged by the broker and flown by Elite. The lawsuit filed by Van Nuys, Calif.-based Elite seeks more than $220,000, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. The money was supposed to have been held in trust, then paid to Elite for charters it flew for JetCardPlus, according to the complaint, which charged that the defendants instead used the funds "for their own personal benefit." JetCardPlus didn't comment on the lawsuit, which Elite filed in California Superior Court.