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      Attorney General files softball suit

      Two promoters of softball tournaments in the Jefferson City area are being sued by the State Attorney General for failing to repay customers when tournaments were cancelled.

      Two softball promoters are being sued by the State Attorney General on behalf of the managers of a softball team who say they were scammed out of several hundred dollars when tournaments they paid to enter were cancelled and no refunds were made.

      Attorney General Chris Koster, in his lawsuit against Diane Maddox and Elmo Green, Jr., who do business as Black Ice Fast Pitch, said Black Ice's practices were deceptive, and that Maddox and Green used misrepresentation and false pretense to imply that if a softball tournament they sold was for some reason cancelled, customers would get their money back.

      Koster says in the lawsuit that the defendants did not live up to that implied promise. The suit seeks restitution to anyone who gave Black Ice Fast Pitch money for a tournament and were due a refund but failed to get one.

      It would also bar the defendants from promoting sports tournaments in Missouri.