By David Leone
NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed last month by an advertising agency in New York State Superior Court alleges that Bill Randall has unpaid bills from a previous run for U.S. Congress.
Randall, who is running for mayor of Wake Forest, dismissed the accusation outright.
“This is a sad instance of a company attempting to collect for services that the 2010 Randall for Congress (campaign) did not request nor obliged for. I am confident that the unfounded charges will be dismissed in court,” he said in a release.
Randall is consulting an attorney to see how the complaint should be handled. He declined further comment until the case is settled.
Media Vision Advertising is seeking $12,313, plus interest and fees, for campaign materials the company says Randall asked for when he ran against Democrat Brad Miller for the U.S. House of Representatives.
The agency lists Randall as a client on its website. Some of the materials they developed for Randall’s campaign are displayed on the site, including vertical mailbox stuffers and rack cards touting Randall’s individuality and free market principles.
New York Attorney Todd Robinson, who represents Media Vision, said Friday that state law requires him to not file frivolous suits.
“My client has bills and correspondence and materials that were produced in reference to a contract signed by Mr. Randall,” Robinson said. “At the time the relationship was severed, there was an outstanding balance.”
“They had billed Mr. Randall numerous times, communicated directly with Mr. Randall on a number of occasions. Promises went unfulfilled, statements made with collection agencies went unfulfilled,” Robinson added. “I have spoken to Mr. Randall. He continues to take the position he never approved any expenditure by Media Vision.”