Judge Orders Gilly Vending To Pay Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning $589,040

Posted On: 11/6/2017

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MIAMI -- A judge has ordered Miami's Gilly Vending to pay NBA legend Alonzo Mourning $589,040 in his lawsuit against the company.

In January 2015, the 33-year-old Miami-based vending operation signed the celebrity athlete as the face of its healthy vending program. Mourning played for the Miami Heat as a center during most of his 15-year career in the National Basketball Association. | READ MORE

In his judgement issued in early November, Miami-Dade County circuit court Judge Antonio Arzolo found that Gilly Vending failed to pay Mourning what he was due when it broke its five-year contract with the basketball legend.

Gilly agreed to Pay Mourning $110,000 for 2015, with raises in subsequent years, culminating in 2019 with a $161,040 payment, according to court documents. The contract was worth a total of $671,740. Gilly reportedly paid Mourning only $82,000 in 2015 and then stopped paying. Mourning sued for the rest of his money.

In its defense, Gilly claimed that Mourning was in breach of his contractual obligations, which included finding locations for the vending machines, making promotional appearances, and hosting meet-and-greet events.

Arzolo, however, decided the company failed to comply with the termination clause in the contract.