Billionaire’s lawsuit for yacht job goes to trial
ROCHESTER, N.Y. » Billionaire Thomas Golisano is going to court over the interior decorator’s bill for his $80 million yacht.
The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the former Buffalo Sabres owner and three-time candidate for New York governor is expected to testify when the trial starts Monday in a Rochester court. His wife, former tennis star Monica Seles, is also expected to take the stand.
The civil lawsuit claims the decorator overcharged Golisano by more than $300,000 on an $845,000 tab for work done on the interior of The Laurel, Golisano’s 240-foot Florida-based yacht.
The decorator claims Golisano was given the same deal on the yacht as she gave him on his suburban Rochester home.
Golisano, founder of a Rochester-based payroll services company, has his main residence in Florida.