The law firm Fox Rothschild is suing the Miss America Organization claiming it never paid nearly $100,000 in legal fees.
The lawsuit, filed last week in Atlantic County Superior Court, claims that Fox Rothschild provided $98,206 in legal services to the organization that have not been paid despite numerous promises made by Miss America.
Through a spokesperson, the Miss America Organization declined to respond and said its official response will be contained in the legal documents it files in response to the lawsuit.
On March 14, Miss America board chair Gretchen Carlson acknowledged the organization’s obligation to Fox Rothschild, according to the lawsuit.
“We are not disputing the total services billed ... and I am hoping your firm will consider extending payment of these fees to the second quarter,” Carlson said, according to the lawsuit.
The law firm is demanding the organization pay back the money plus interest.