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Gay Games settlement expected to cost Cleveland $475,000
Settlement with other parties remains confidential
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
This story is part of a special series.


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The city of Cleveland is going to be paying out close to half a million dollars to the original sponsor of the 2014 Gay Games. Cleveland Synergy Corporation’s lawyer, Richard Haber, says his organization is getting $475,000 as part of the settlement of its lawsuit against the city, the mayor’s representative Valerie McCall and the Cleveland Special Events Corporation.

Synergy had sued them and the International Federation of Gay Games last year after the federation pulled its license to sponsor the 2014 games in Cleveland. That came amid allegations of mismanagement by Synergy in organizing the games.

The Special Events Corporation then took over management of the event.

Synergy also settled with the federation, but, because it is not a public agency, the terms of that part of the settlement are not public record. The agreement does keep control of the 2014 games in the hands of the Special Events Corporation.

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