CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Buzz Products for failure to pay wages within 72 hours of discharge.

Joseph Karl Hurst was employed by the defendant form July 3, 2008, until June 6, according to a complaint filed Sept. 8 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Hurst claims when he was discharged from his employment, the defendant failed to pay his final wages, including fringe benefits, within 72 hours of terminating his employment.

The defendant's failure to pay wages in a timely manner was in violation of West Virginia code, according to the suit.

Hurst is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages. He is being represented by J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III and G. Patrick Jacobs.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1576

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