Teddy Bear Pools owner takes the “Big E” to court

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The owner of Teddy Bear Pools and Spas claims the President of the “Big E” won’t let them return to the fair, because he campaigned against the Hard Rock casino in West Springfield.

Teddy Bear Pools and Spas owner Ted Hebert filed an injunction in Hampden Superior Court Monday morning to remain a vendor during the “Big E”.  Hebert has been a vendor at the Big E for close to 30 years.  Paul Rothschild represents Hebert.

“That’s what Mr. Hebert’s been told.  You went out and campaigned against a casino in West Springfield which was against our interest therefore we’re not renewing your contract. Simple as that”, said Rothschild of Bacon/Wilson Attorneys at Law.

Eastern States Exposition Eugene Cassidy sent 22News this statement:

“Eastern States Exposition learned of a lawsuit filed by Ted Hebert from the media who received a press release announcing the lawsuit. We have received no official notification of this action. Mrs. Cassidy and I were with Mr. and Mrs. Hebert on Saturday evening, March 22, at a function for the West Springfield St. Patrick’s Committee at the Coliseum and no mention was made of any legal action.”

Rothschild hopes to have the injunction upheld at a hearing in early April.

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