John Casey, the former CEO of the failed Verizon IndyCar Series race in Boston filed a lawsuit against the city of Boston on Thursday.
Casey is seeking $15.5 million in damages. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court claims that
Austin Blackmon, Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Spaces waited six months to reveal changes to a Federal Emergency Management Association flood map that affected the race circuit.
Casey claims that this led to permitting problems that led to the event failing.
Casey had filed a separate lawsuit against Austin Blackmon which was dismissed in July. The suir also claims that the race was canceled after consultation with a National Democratic party representative.
It is also claimed that Boston Chief Operating Officer Patrick Brophy threatened to withhold the permits need for the race unless his preferred vendors were awarded the contracts for the event.
Boston mayor Marty Walsh has yet to comment on the latest lawsuit.