Did the NAACP stiff the Four Seasons on a $100,000 bill? Big-name convention triggers a lawsuit
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took the Bayou City by storm last July, hosting its 103rd Annual Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center and its environs, drawing politicos like then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
And then the association swept out of town — allegedly without paying the bill.
The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston has filed suit against the NAACP, claiming $99,500 in charges owed in room, banquet and finance charges accrued during its week-long stay.
A breakdown of invoice items attached to the case, filed on Jan. 16 with the Harris Country District Clerk, includes $39,909.59 in room charges, over $4,000 in finance fees and $60,723 in "NAACP Attrition."