ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano is suing his Rochester-based interior decorator, claiming she overcharged him hundreds of thousands of dollars for furnishings for his 240-foot Florida yacht.
Sources report the founder of Paychex Inc., has filed a civil lawsuit against Norma Goldman in state Supreme Court in Rochester.
Golisano claims Goldman’s $845,000 bill for work she did on the West Palm Beach-based Laurel was $400,000 too high. He says the decorator overcharged him by reneging on a verbal agreement to sell Golisano the furnishings at her wholesale price.
Goldman denies promising that the furnishings wouldn’t be marked up.
The 74-year-old Golisano’s main residence is in Florida. The former owner of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres also has a home in suburban Rochester.