Owners of the Amalie Arena, known as Tampa Bay Arena, L.P., are going after nearly $100,000 they say they’re owed for an executive suite leased to entrepreneur Ronald Rueff in 2013.
According to a lawsuit filed in Hillsborough courts, Rueff signed a deal with the arena to use the suite for all of the Tampa Bay Lightning games in the 2013-14 season as well as at least half of all Tampa Bay Storm games and concerts and various other non-excluded events.
The deal came to nearly $120,000, but Rueff still owes $93,454. According to the lawsuit, he also owes another $34,800 from a previous deal with the arena.
Rueff co-owns Premier Limousine of Tampa Bay. Based on its website, the company is still up and running. However, another business endeavor listed on Rueff’s LinkedIn bio, BlackedOut Management, was administratively dissolved last year for failure to file an annual report. The state of Florida still lists the dissolution.
Rueff has several other business associations listed on his LinkedIn bio, including Execuvest LLC, Premier Technology Systems, a sinkhole company, and Thunder Bay Builders.
The lawsuit seeks payment of the remaining balance owed to the arena as well as legal fees and court costs.