An Australian Project Management Firm Files Lawsuit Against Twitter
An Australian project management firm has filed a lawsuit against Twitter in a U.S. court seeking cumulative payments of about AU$1 million ($665,000) over alleged nonpayment of bills for work done in four countries, court filings showed.
Facilitate Corp Claims Breach of Contract
Sydney-based private company Facilitate Corp on June 29 filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming a breach of contract over Twitter’s failure to pay its invoices.
Continued Nonpayment Allegations Against Twitter
The Australian firm’s lawsuit is the latest alleging nonpayment of bills and rent against Twitter since Elon Musk bought the social media platform for $44 billion last year.
Work Done by Facilitate Corp
Facilitate said from 2022 through early 2023, it installed sensors in Twitter’s offices in London and Dublin, completed an office fit-out in Singapore, and cleared an office in Sydney.
For those works, Facilitate said that Twitter owed the company about 203,000 pounds, SG$546,600 and AU$61,300, respectively.
Twitter, also known as X Corp, no longer has a media relations office. Reuters could not immediately reach Twitter’s Australia office.
Compensatory Damages and Legal Costs
Facilitate said it sought compensatory damages in an amount to be determined at trial, legal costs and interest at the maximum legal rate.
Previous Lawsuits Against Twitter
In May, a former public relations firm filed a suit in a New York court saying Twitter had not paid its bills, while early this year, U.S.-based advisory firm Innisfree M&A Inc. sued it, seeking about $1.9 million for what it said were unpaid bills after it advised Twitter on its acquisition by Musk.
Unpaid Rent Allegations
In January, Britain’s Crown Estate, an independent commercial business that manages the property portfolio belonging to the monarchy, began court proceedings over alleged unpaid rent on Twitter’s London headquarters.