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Bass Pro Shops seeks $10M in damages from Boca Raton company

Brian Bandell

The parent company of Bass Pro Shops filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages from a marketing deal it hopes to terminate with Bluegreen Vacations Corp. (NYSE: BXG). Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro LLC and its affiliate, Big Cedar LLC, filed a lawsuit April 17 in the Western District of Missouri, claiming that Bluegreen violated the marketing agreement by refusing to pay Bass Pro any commission for timeshare sales if it was involved in an interim sampler package. According to the lawsuit, the marketing agreement says Bluegreen must provide staffing at the retail kiosks in Bass Pro stores and cover all expenses of those operations, but Bluegreen imposed a “tour generation fee” on Bass Pro to cover its expenses.