CHARLESTON -- A Huntington woman is suing Steamatic of West Virginia and two individuals for violating the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, slander and intentional and negligent inflictions of emotional distress.

Yvonne Murray began working for Steamatic in June 2008.

Murray and the defendants agreed she would be paid wages in the form of commissions, according to a complaint filed Feb. 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Murray claims the commissions were to be paid on gross payments received and that upon termination of her employment, the defendants owed her approximately $111,000.

The defendants have failed and refused to pay the wages, despite demands by Murray, according to the suit.

Murray claims Laurie L. Lile and Joseph D. Lile have also made false and malicious accusations against her to potential employers and former clients, which has impacted her ability to secure employment and has had a negative effect on her mental health and well-being.

Murray is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by John A. Proctor.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-208

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