Plaintiffs in the case say the move comes as a northern Colorado welding company is trying to pay a subcontractor a $23,500 debt that weighs more than 3 tons in quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. It is described as “malicious” and a “large-scale FU.”
Attorney Daniel Beam, Fired Up Fabrication LLC, representing the plaintiffs in the case, called the delivery of the 6,500-pound coin a “symbolic middle finger.”
According to court documents in the case, JMF Enterprises hired Fired Up Fabrication as a subcontractor to perform welding work on the apartment building. Fired Up Fabrication subsequently filed a civil lawsuit against JMF for not being paid in full.
In July, the two sides went to mediation, and JMF agreed to pay the subcontractor $23,500 to resolve the financial dispute.
The settlement agreement does not specify how the settlement money will be paid.
But six weeks ago, Beam said he received a call from a flatbed truck driver who told him he was parked near his office to deliver the settlement money. It was determined that the driver was attempting to deliver a 2x3x4 box weighing more than 6,500 pounds filled with coins. “There were loose coins mixed in,” the driver told Beam. Beam said JMF’s lawyers assured him that the three-ton delivery contained $23,500 in coins and “required a forklift to move it.”
Beam said he couldn’t accept the coins because the freight elevator in the 100-year-old downtown Denver office building can’t carry more than 3,000 pounds.
“Even if I wanted to pick up this box of coins, there was no way to get them,” Beam told CBS News Colorado.
She called Coyne’s stunt “boring” and a “waste of time.”
CBS News Colorado reached out to Giovanni Camacho, an attorney representing JMF, who could not be reached for comment.
“It’s interesting,” Beam said. “Unless it happens to you.”
In court arguments, JMF’s lawyers said: “The coin is the current coin of the Kingdom and constitutes a bid for the Settlement Fund, and JMF has therefore complied with the terms of the agreement. It was also not outlined.” payment. “
Camacho went on to write, “JMF does not intend to harass Plaintiffs, waste their time, or interfere with their settlement.”
JMF asked the judge to force the plaintiffs to receive the coins.
A Larimer County judge is considering the claim, but Beam said the stunt is likely to backfire for JMF.
She said at a court hearing last week that the judge “considered there was malicious intent”. He said the judge could order JMF to pay standard payment methods, such as checks, and an additional $7,000 in attorney fees.
“It’s a small thing and a huge waste of time,” Beam said.